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Creating a CI System

...Continuous Integration Best Practices (Part 2) As I noted in Optimal Continuous Integration Best Practices (Part 1), there are 10 best practice principles associated with Continuous Integration.  In Part 1, we looked at the first three. For Part 2, we pick up where...

Accelerating Product Releases with Business Process Automation

The beauty of business process automation How often have we entered the same information into two different systems and wondered, “Why do I have to waste my time doing this?”  These are computers, aren’t they?  Shouldn’t this information flow where it needs to go? ...
3 Top Trends in Product Lifecycle Engineering Tools

3 Top Trends in Product Lifecycle Engineering Tools

Overview In 2015, SPK and Associates co-founder Chris McHale spoke with Peter Thorne, Director at Cambashi, a Cambridge, England-based independent industry analyst firm. With his over 30 years of experience as a software engineer user, vendor, and now analyst, Peter’s...

How to lock down users on your PTC Integrity Server

How to lock down users on your PTC Integrity Server

Recently I was doing some work for a customer, experimenting with allowing limited access to non-Administrator class users using the PTC Integrity Administration client. I discovered that once a standard user gained access to the PTC Integrity Administration client,...

Bringing Your Own Apple Device and Developing a BYOD Policy

Bringing Your Own Apple Device and Developing a BYOD Policy

In today’s world, everyone has a mobile device; cell phones, tablets, or a hybrid of the two. In a blog post published on ZDNet in June 2014, Dimensional Research conducted a survey of more than 300 IT leaders, and concluded specifically Apple’s enterprise presence is...

Bringing Your Own Android and Developing a BYOD Policy

Bringing Your Own Android and Developing a BYOD Policy

The concept of letting employees bring their own phones and devices to work has become more and more common. Employees want to use their personal devices in the workplace without having to carry around a second device for personal use. While this helps with cost...

Configuring PTC Integrity to use a Remote FLEXnet License Service

Configuring PTC Integrity to use a Remote FLEXnet License Service

You may want to add a new PTC Integrity development and/or test server to your existing PTC Integrity production environment -- and rather than have separate license files on each server, you want to access the already plentiful licenses on your PTC Integrity...

3 Ways That HxD Can Promote Software Engineering Best Practices

3 Ways That HxD Can Promote Software Engineering Best Practices

It can often be the case that better software engineering practices may be promoted by the use of good software engineering tools. That is, tools that assist the engineer to better understand the current state of the work product. As we know, the final work product is...

How to Create Your Own Custom Queries with PTC Integrity

How to Create Your Own Custom Queries with PTC Integrity

Often times when I am using PTC Integrity (now PTC Windchill RV&S), I am performing the same or similar tasks over and over again. By default, PTC Integrity offers you something called your Quick Query where you can save a query and run it over and over again. But...

How to Create ViewSets in PTC Integrity

How to Create ViewSets in PTC Integrity

Within PTC Integrity, a viewSet is a collection of views that persist each time the user opens and closes the PTC Integrity Client. Integrity offers the ability for administrators to pre-configure viewSets for distribution throughout their local user communities....