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Software Development & Release Management

PTC Integrity (RV&S) — Test Management Demo

A Demonstration of PTC Integrity’s Test Management functionality – By Jim Winder

Improving the Velocity, Efficiency and Quality of your Software Delivery with CloudBees CD

Improving the Velocity, Efficiency and Quality of your Software Delivery with CloudBees CD Looking to adopt a DevOps approach to your software release cycles?  Discover How to Increase the Velocity, Efficiency and Quality of Your Software Delivery In This Virtual...
Software Development Best Practices: Code Reviews – Part 2

Software Development Best Practices: Code Reviews – Part 2

In this installment of my three part software engineering best practices series on code reviews (read part one here), we will look at how to make code reviews successful. Code reviews are one of the most effective software engineering best practices you can adopt to...

Software Engineering Best Practices: Code Reviews – Part 1

Software Engineering Best Practices: Code Reviews – Part 1

This article is going to be the first in a three-part software engineering best practices series on code reviews. Here, we will focus on what a code review is and why it’s an integral part of a mature software development lifecycle (SDLC) process. In the following...

OSS, Heartbleed, and the Impact on Medical Device Design

OSS, Heartbleed, and the Impact on Medical Device Design

The use of open source software (OSS) within the medical device industry is a double edged sword. On one end of the spectrum, you have freely available code that is available for the world to scrutinize. In the process, one would hope that bugs are more easily...

How-to Run Android 4.4 (KitKat) using VMWare Player

How-to Run Android 4.4 (KitKat) using VMWare Player

Did you see our guide for running Android 4.0 in VMWare from two years ago? We've updated the instructions, below, to help you get the newest version of Android running to use as a product development tool. Download and setup VMWare Player 6 (note that you will need...

MKSSI Environment Variable – an Integrity PLM Software Primer

MKSSI Environment Variable – an Integrity PLM Software Primer

I'm not a programmer by trade, so I've had to force feed myself a lot of knowledge – some of it makes sense, some of it is beyond me. I've written this post to serve as an Integrity PLM Software Primer for the MKSSI Environment Variable. I hope you find it useful!...

Exploring Java 8’s New Feature: Lambda Expressions

Exploring Java 8’s New Feature: Lambda Expressions

Recently, Oracle announced the release of Java 8. This latest edition has some interesting new features, most notably the inclusion of lambda expressions and the ability to do multiple inheritance through default methods. We’ll spend the bulk of this article exploring...

WinDirStat and Windows File Management

WinDirStat and Windows File Management

This week we want to cover a utility that allows users to manage the buildup of files that eat up space on your storage device. We are speaking about WinDirStat, which is a tool that presents a graphical view of your entire storage drive (or from a folder level)....