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What to keep in mind as coder, when updating to 22R1 and how to prepare for 22R2

Hi fellow coders. While most updates of Polarion don’t need any changes of your customizations, there will be a few things for 22R1 and 22R2 to pay attention to. The offical information can be found in the “What’s new and Noteworthy” of Polarion 22R1. In the technology update chapter it references an important new documentContinue reading “What to keep in mind as coder, when updating to 22R1 and how to prepare for 22R2”

SWE.3 – Software Detailed Design and Unit Construction

Welcome,to my series about A-SPICE and its related processes. Today we want to take a deeper look into SWE.3 – Software Detailed Design. In the last post we covered the software architectural design and prepared all relevant project development data for this process. Shall we begin? ID: SWE.3Process name: Software Detailed Design and Unit ConstructionProcessContinue reading “SWE.3 – Software Detailed Design and Unit Construction”

Rendering generated Content in Polarion Documents

So far, developing and using Widgets is a standard when displaying aggregated data of Work Items across the whole project or different documents, for stuff like testing reports, traceability matrixes. But these are always external, can of course be opened in a baseline (e.g. for a specific release), but do not have a Workflow orContinue reading “Rendering generated Content in Polarion Documents”

Setting up a Polarion, Jenkins and SonarQube Toolchain for Software Development

In this post I will go trough the steps to set up a simple toolchain that allows me to manage my small development projects: Polarion to keep track of all User Stories/Requirements, Change Requests and Issues that are planned and fixed in a specific release. Jenkins to configure your build management for your software andContinue reading “Setting up a Polarion, Jenkins and SonarQube Toolchain for Software Development”

Create your individual Widget easily with the Active Questionnaire [Part 1]

The extension portal offers a super powerfull widget that basically allows you to create your own widget UI via drag & drop and the execution logic via Javascript. In most cases this will be much quicker than creating your own Java widgets, because you don’t have to build the front-end from scratch and you don’tContinue reading “Create your individual Widget easily with the Active Questionnaire [Part 1]”

Revert changes and recover deleted items in Polarion

Because Polarion saves each change in the underlying SVN repository, you can restore data or revert any changes you’ve made in Polarion. Attention: Be very carefull with working directly at the repository! I recommend to test changes on the repository at a local Polarion first, before you do it at a productive system. I wantContinue reading “Revert changes and recover deleted items in Polarion”

Polarion Advent Calendar

Siemens offers a 24-Door Polarion advent calendar with a lot of neat extensions, meet the experts and others. Although most things are really held in the context of Christmas, the technical stuff and free consultings are really interesting. So don’t miss it and take a look into it! You can find the Playlist here: reading “Polarion Advent Calendar”

Maximize Reuse / Minimize Maintenance in Software Development

Reusing software snippets from previous projects or platforms can be simple and efficient – You will be faster, as if you would have to write each line by your own. This is obvious to everyone. But what’s far less obvious is: Not only the initial creation, but also the maintenance could be way more efficientContinue reading “Maximize Reuse / Minimize Maintenance in Software Development”

Advanced: Create your individual workflow condition with Javascript

While configuring workflows in Polarion, we may want to have certain conditions fulfilled, before a work item or document can go into the next status. As long as we just want to configure, that some fields must be filled or a user must have a certain role, it’s easy. Complex conditions on the other handContinue reading “Advanced: Create your individual workflow condition with Javascript”

Use Case: How to work with baselined content to create a new variant

There might be thousands of reasons, why you want to continue working on old versions of your documents like Requirement-, Test- or Product Specifications. You maybe want to create another variant of your software – but not based on your latest version, but maybe on your version 1.0. Now you might be already at versionContinue reading “Use Case: How to work with baselined content to create a new variant”

Use Case: A Customer Requirement changes – Impact analysis and staying consistent

It’s rare, that a whole software project gets finished and the customer didn’t change any of his previous requirements. But now we already have developed code, designed hardware and wrote tests – which have to be changed now? How much will it cost? In this post I will show you how to answer this easilyContinue reading “Use Case: A Customer Requirement changes – Impact analysis and staying consistent”

Change the Polarion help (e.g. add your custom documentation)

If your company customized Polarion in a special way and users should know about it – where would be a better place for documentation, if not the Polarion help. In this articel I’ll show, how you can adapt the Polarion help. You can find the whole content of the Polarion help in the path: “Polarion/polarion/plugins/com.polarion.xray.doc.user”Continue reading “Change the Polarion help (e.g. add your custom documentation)”

Basics: Report Pages

Report Pages ermöglichen es einem beinahe alles live zu reporten, was sich Projektmanager, Testmanager oder auch andere Nutzer wünschen. Hier gehe ich aber ersteinmal auf ein paar grundlegen Eigenschaften der Report Pages ein. Report Pages lassen sich innerhalb eines Spaces anlegen, wenn man auf dessen Index geht. Klickt man auf das + Symbol oben links,Continue reading “Basics: Report Pages”

Basics: Velocity

Velocity – the quick way, to realize small customizings in Polarion. In this Part, I will explain the basic functionalities of Velocity in Polarion. Additional information about APIs will be introduced in other posts. First of all: What can I do with Velocity? Configure report widgets even more detailed Create your own widgets Render informationContinue reading “Basics: Velocity”

Advanced Reporting: Page Parameter

Making reports configurable – how to work with “Page Parameters”. Although the report pages can always be configured over the administration page, this can be really annoying, time consuming and needs admin rights for report pages. To fix this, you can simply implement configurable parameters in the report page, which will make the report moreContinue reading “Advanced Reporting: Page Parameter”

Use Case: How to easily create a System Specification with Polarion – Fast & Audit-Safe

While Polarion doesn’t support you in doing the writing itself (atleast OOTB – checkout ReqLab on Polarion Extensions), it has a lot of features to speed up the creation process, while caring about all the things like Revisioning and Traceability, which you need for audits or process norms. In this post I’ll go trough theContinue reading “Use Case: How to easily create a System Specification with Polarion – Fast & Audit-Safe”

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