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16 Nov 2017
DevPartner 11.04 Now Available
Micro Focus is delighted to announce the release of DevPartner 11.04 . This is a minor product release and generally available on November 14, 2017. DevPartner enables developers to quickly build and deploy applications by reducing coding errors and potential...
20 Jul 2015
Devpartner 11.3 now available
After several months of sprinting along with Microsoft's agile cadence for Visual Studio 2015, today DevPartner offers to the market DevPartner Studio 11.3. Devpartner Studio packs a set of tools together for code troubleshooting for the professional...
27 Jul 2012
Bug of the Month -- June 2012
We identified in June a bug of the worst kind: the bug introduced during requirements gathering and elicitation, which lead ultimately to building the wrong thing. If you go back to my December post, you'll see how the lab busted their butts getting...
21 Jun 2012
Bug of the Month - May 2012
The May bug story gives me one more chance to ski before the dog days of summer hit Detroit. A very close customer, let’s call him Chris, hit a apparent hang running BoundsChecker under his rather large 3D app, an app so large, it’s really...
14 Jun 2012
Wait for process inside Visual Studio
Did you ever wish you could run DevPartner’s BoundsChecker, TrueTime, or even TrueCoverage from inside of Visual Studio while waiting for a process to start? I will walk you through how I was able to configure a tool bar button in Visual Studio...
31 May 2012
Bug of the Month - April 2012
It dawned on me in April that bugs and testing to find bugs reaches infinity pretty fast. In high school math, we are taught that asymptotes stretch to infinity. This is simple to visualize on a graph, but numerically no one has a gut feel for how big...
19 Apr 2012
Bug of the Month - March 2012
The horror of regressions! Just about nothing hurts more than putting momentous effort into resolving a nasty bug, only to have it come back to bite you again a few months later. I whined about our Top Four Worst bugs in my August 2011 BOTM post ....
23 Mar 2012
Bug of the Month - Feburary 2012
I got swallowed up in March Madness, so my February bug story is a bit late. Many software companies like to use their own products internally. Many places call this dogfooding. Micro Focus uses the much more sophisticated term of “self-residency...
14 Feb 2012
Bug of the Month - January 2012
It took me quite a while to come up with a bug story for January. My inspiration finally settled on a future bug, i.e. a topic that I predict will trigger a support case in the future. One of the key problems in general that plagues engineered systems...
13 Jan 2012
Bug of the Month - December 2011
The bug for December is a problem bugging primarily just me: I broke my wrist skiing December 30th. I have determined the computing world (and in fact much of the real word) makes it very difficult to do seemingly simple things with only one fully functioning...
6 Dec 2011
Bug of the Month - November 2011
7 Nov 2011
Bug of the Month - October 2011
October marked the passing of Dennis Ritchie, a titan in the software and computer science world. His technical contributions in C and UNIX are legendary, and without him and those that followed in making C and C++ bedrock standards in application and...
14 Oct 2011
Bug of the Month - September 2011
September proved to be an interesting month in the DevPartner lab. After the descent phase into the GA distributions of the DevPartner Studio 10.5.2 English and DevPartner Studio 10.5.2 Japanese releases, we tackled one feedback path for bug sources...
7 Sep 2011
Bug of the Month - August 2011
August brought about further indoctrination of Ergin S., our newest teammate. We needed to get Ergin up to speed quickly not only on what to do properly as a DevPartner engineer, but also where the trail of poisonous snakes ("Asps. Very dangerous...
6 Aug 2011
Bug of the Month -- July 2011
July promised to be an interesting month, along with a moment of zen. The bug story transcends two continents, five companies, six years of percolation, and a line in the sand found to be drawn through XP SP1. The story is that of SoftICE and DriverStudio...
5 Jul 2011
Bug of the Month - June 2011
This month's bug takes us down to some bare metal. Sometimes PDBs and Microsoft’s Debug interface just pass on the wrong information to us. When we have the wrong information this can lead to perceived errors on BoundsChecker' s part, especially...
1 Jun 2011
Bug of the Month - May 2011
This month I’ll share a bug report that amounts to undocumented capability, namely using DevPartner command line utilities to automatically run inspections within a continuous integration environment. The story is a recent customer care case regarding...
30 Apr 2011
Bug of the Month - April 2011
This month’s bug story is a slow pitch, just in time for baseball season. There comes a time in your practice where you find your application works on most machines, but not all. And of course, your customers or users will tell you their machine...
25 Mar 2011
Bug of the Month - March 2011
This month I’ll cover not a defect so much as a challenge to an initial assumption, but for end users it sure feels like a bug. BoundsChecker needs to support a lot of Windows platform and Visual Studio IDE combinations. The 10.x line covers all...
10 Feb 2011
Bug of the Month – February 2011
This month’s case looks like a ghastly oversight in BoundsChecker , at least when first presented to our Customer Care and Engineering teams. The alleged bug appears to be that BoundsChecker is yielding a false negative for an uninitialized...
12 Jan 2011
Bug of the Month - January 2011
I'm aiming to post a monthly article on bug trapping. I'll use real world samples of our own development, and any of those submitted by fans of DevPartner. Bug of the Month . This month’s story is a bug of scalability. When your code...
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