Black Duck has a new downloadable Code Search Plug-in for Visual Studio 2010. The plug-in, offered for free, enables developers to search code from numerous repositories without leaving the Visual Studio environment. It also increases opportunities for code re-use with VS 2010 by scanning code using a background agent.
TestPlant is offering a Windows version of its eggPlant test automation software, which uses image recognition to “see” the interface on whichever device is being tested. Any icon, text or image that can be viewed by the human eye can be recognized and remembered by eggPlant. Once trained by a test operator, eggPlant can robotically repeat simple or highly complex test procedures time after time, reporting failures by capturing screen images. The company already offers versions for Linux and Mac OS X.
A new open-source scanning tool from OpenLogic can identify the reuse of more than 6 billion lines of source code. OSS Deep Discovery has an expanded library containing data on more than 330,000 open-source projects. Pricing begins at US$5,000.
More than 1,600 math routines are included in the multicore library released by Numerical Algorithms Group. The new NAG Library for SMP and Multicore contains mathematical and statistical algorithms optimized for performance on multicore architectures.
The latest version of Devart’s data management software makes it easier for developers and DBAs to edit data queries. dbForge Query Builder 1.50 has an improved data editor that reduces the time it takes to make queries; automatic connection recovery without generating errors; and easier ways to set up databases for script execution when working with a SQL document. The software costs US$49.95.
Gomez Platform, a cross-browser and device testing system from Compuware, now supports the Apple iPad. Developers can test how their websites perform and render on the iPad, as well as diagnose and fix application performance issues before or after deployment.
New Relic has announced its hosted application performance management software, RPM, now supports Microsoft Azure, including SQL Azure and AppFabric. Developers can use this product to identify bottlenecks and monitor the performance of apps built and deployed on Azure.
Component maker Xceed has released major updates to most of its Windows Presentation Foundation products, including Xceed DataGrid for WPF Professional Edition and Xceed Professional Themes for WPF. The company has also introducing Xceed DataGrid for WPF UX Edition and two new themes for Windows 7 and Live Explorer. The UX edition is focused on providing a visually rich user experience.
PureCM has added agile capabilities to its eponymous software configuration management system. PureCM 2010-1 supports working with project releases, iterations and backlogs, linking these to configuration management to ensure that any rescheduling is fully reflected. It also automates task tracking, making parallel development easy by matching tasks to releases, and supports isolated features without the need to manually create a separate code branch.
DevExpress has announced support for Visual Studio 2010 across its WinForms, ASP.NET, Silverlight and WPF product lines of controls and tools. In addition, DevExpress continues its commitment to the Microsoft developer community with VS 2010 support for its collection of over 60 free UI controls, which can be downloaded from the company’s website.
The latest update of Veryant’s isCOBOL Application Platform Suite focuses on building rich Web applications, especially in enhancing the appearance of COBOL applications accessed from mobile devices such as the iPhone and Android. With isCOBOL 2010, developers can now use CSS styles for GUI controls to customize screens for targeted mobile devices and browsers. A “quick preview” feature lets developers see what the mobile user experience will look like from within the IDE.
New features in Mingle 3.1, an agile project management system from ThoughtWorks Studios, include improved collaboration by capturing unstructured information, such as comments; new reporting features for managers and users; and a variety of enhanced usability functions, such as improved history filtering and notification alerts based on multiple changes within a workflow.