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Configuring SonarQube with Oracle 12c

For a while now I’ve wanted to install SonarQube for doing static analysis of my Java EE 7 applications. The current downloadable version of SonarQube is 5.1.1. The SonarQube requirements documentation indicates that SonarQube supports the following RDBMS for its repository: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and 2012; Oracle 10g and 11g; MySQL 5.1, 5.5, 5.6,

 
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The peril of complexity

In June 2011 I gave the keynote talk at the 2011 DBTEST Workshop in Athens, Greece, which was co-located with the 2011 ACM SIGMOD conference. Here, I have re-posted the slides of my talk, entitled The Peril of Complexity. In the talk, I outline some of the software engineering issues faced by relational database vendors

 
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Software and its growth rate

Recently, Les Hatton of Kingston University in London and Michiel van Genuchten of MTOnyx published an article [1] in IEEE Computer that summarized software metrics collected for IEEE Software magazine since 2010. The software projects described included: Automobile engine control unit (Bosch); Mobile phone media player (RealMedia); Medical equipment (Philips); Flight management system (Honeywell); Tokyo

 
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Call for papers: Second International Workshop on Testing the Cloud

Following a successful first workshop, the Second International Workshop on Testing the Cloud will be held in Cleveland, Ohio on 31 March 2014, co-located with the 2014 ICST Conference (International Conference on Software Testing, Verification and Validation). Important Dates Paper submission Deadline: Jan 26th 2014 Author Notification of Acceptance: Feb 9th 2014 Camera-Ready Copy Due:

 
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Pitfalls of using Windows Task Manager

In the Software QA Techniques course I am teaching this semester I am including various aspects of performance measurement in the syllabus, since performance is one of the top three factors of database applications (the other two factors are performance, and its related factor, performance). No, those are not typos. Over my career at Sybase

 
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First impressions – using NDepend with NUnit

Thanks to the generous contribution of Patrick Smacchia and the team at NDepend, we plan to offer the NDepend static analysis tool for Visual Studio as part of the installed software suite at Conestoga College. NDepend is a static analysis tool for software programs and is tightly integrated into Microsoft Visual Studio as a plugin.

 
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Benchmarks and measurement bias – part deux

Further to my previous re-post concerning benchmarks and measurement bias, this second article outlines a talk at the University of Waterloo given by Peter Sweeney of the IBM T.J. Watson Research Lab. Peter’s thesis should be kept in mind when conducting any kind of performance evaluation. This blog entry is copyright by Sybase, Inc., an

 
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Benchmarks and measurement bias

Further to my previous re-post about the impact of Linux bugs on performance measurement discovered by Tim Brecht in 2011, I’d like to re-post two articles about performance measurement that I posted in 2009. Here is the first. This blog entry is copyright by Sybase, Inc., an SAP Company, and first appeared on Glenn Paulley’s

 
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Our troubles with Linux and why you should care

Many applications have significant performance requirements; this is true of a great many typical database applications, not merely system software. So performance testing must be a part of any software quality effort. But testing performance accurately is not as easy or straightforward as it seems. A recent (and excellent) paper presented at the 2013 ACM

 
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Books on software quality and software testing

The past few weeks I have been researching resources for the two courses in Software Quality Assurance, PROG2070 and PROG8170, that I am scheduled to teach in the Fall 2013 and Winter 2014 semesters. I’ve chosen [1] (shown at right) as the textbook for both courses but will draw considerably on references [3, 4, 9,

 
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