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The Basics of Java Widget Creation

While the creation of velocity widgets is quick and easy, you’ll might come across use cases that can only be tackled with the creation of a Java based widgets. This is mostly the case as soon as you want to create an interactive widget. In this post I want to go trough the basics ofContinue reading “The Basics of Java Widget Creation”

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Creating Form Extensions with Velocity

While you can easily create reports and widgets for Live Report pages with Velocity, you would usually have to create a Java extension in order to create something that will extend the work item view. But with the “Velocity Form”-extension you will be able to create extensions for the work item view as quickly asContinue reading “Creating Form Extensions with Velocity”

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]”

Advanced Reporting: Scripted Page Parameters

Most widgets can use page parameters so that users can configure them without going into the edit mode of the report page. But some widgets have the additional capability to utilize “scripted page parameters” that can be used to add scripted logic to widget parameters. … So what do I mean by it? Let meContinue reading “Advanced Reporting: Scripted Page Parameters”

How to Navigate Polarions APIs – Some basic Tips

While it becomes pretty easy to achive your goal with the Polarion API, if you have experience and know where to search – it can be equally frustrating, if you don’t find the necessary classes, methods and starting points. In this post I want to share my “search-tactics” in the Polarion API to find whatContinue reading “How to Navigate Polarions APIs – Some basic Tips”

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”

How to create your own Velocity Widget

Polarion offers the possibility to create your own widgets that you can add in any LiveReport pages of your project. They enable you to report or show exactly the information which is needed in your project. In this post I will explain the basics of velocity widget development and an example of how you couldContinue reading “How to create your own Velocity Widget”

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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ya72_UhvQXI&list=PLYGbB3CefExRirfCV-U1zOw8LX1mU0g0hContinue reading “Polarion Advent Calendar”

Advanced: The Work Item Pre-Save Hook – checking Work Items before saving

Topic: Checking, if the entered data is correct, before saving a Work Item in Polarion – this is made possible by a small extension on the extension portal.