Given the onslaught of mobile devices and apps into the SDLC, fingers and eyeballs seem to be the only way apps can be tested right now. But manual testing drastically slows down the development process, leaves a huge margin for error, and ultimately lowers the team’s ability to release quality software in a short amount of time. Dan Bartow of SOASTA hopes to offer something better.
Building on his earlier article, “Distributed Version Control Systems in the Enterprise”, Pablo Santos discusses his company’s product: PlasticSCM. While other DVCS systems were designed for the needs of the Linux open source community, PlasticSCM addresses the problems facing enterprise software developers, especially those using .NET.
Acceptance or functional testing is a type of testing where a system is tested to see if the required specifications are met. These tests are a type of black-box testing where the internal implementation is irrelevant. Mustafa Saeed Haji Ali demonstrates how to automate these tests using SpecFlow.
This article reviews several modern movements such as Unstructured BPM, Social BPM, Dynamic BPM, and ACM. The article concludes with a generic method that allows switching between BPM and ACM. 7
If you want to help your business you shouldn’t move to “the cloud”. You should make sure your App Delivery Lifecycle is revolutionized! 6
This article explores things people can do from within their code to make their lives, and the lives of anyone else who has to administer or maintain their application, easier. 5
Book Excerpt and Interview: Dynamic SOA and BPM: Best Practices for Business Process Management and SOA Agility
Boris Lublinsky interviews Marc Fiammante as part of a review of Marc' new book, Dynamic SOA and BPM: Best Practices for Business Process Management and SOA Agility.
Improving the Performance of Automatic Configuration Management Processes by Encouraging Human Intervention
This case study focuses on how bwin was able to improve efficiency by including human intervention as a major part of an automatic configuration management system.
IBM Rational and InfoQ present, Scaling Agile with C/ALM, an eBook showing organizations how to become “finely tuned software delivery machines” by enabling team integration and scaling. 6
Dave West argues that backlogs are an essential element and not "waste" as currently argued by some in the Lean community. 33