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  • Unit Testing Hadoop MapReduce Jobs With MRUnit, Mockito, & PowerMock

    by Michael Spicuzza on  Dec 03, 2012 1

    Hadoop MapReduce jobs have a unique code architecture that raises interesting issues for test-driven development. In this article Michael Spicuzza provides a real-world example using MRUnit, Mockito, and PowerMock to solve these problems.

  • Why Testing Matters in Agile Projects

    by Sharon Robson on  Oct 02, 2012 2

    Agile is changing the way we work together and the work that is done. Many think that the role of testing is dead, but I think it is growing and turning into an even better, rounder, more effective testing. The role of Testing will powerfully help redefine the way things are done and the order in which they are done for best results in agile.

  • Interview and Book Review: How Google Tests Software

    by Craig Smith on  Sep 11, 2012 1

    "How Google Tests Software" by James Whittaker, Jason Arbon and Jeff Carollo is a book that details exactly what is described on the cover. It is an informative and interesting look beneath the covers of how a large technical organization like Google deals with the complexity of software testing.

Lessons From A DevOps Journey

Posted by Craig Smith on  Jun 27, 2012

Matt Callanan has been pushing the boundaries of Agile software development and most recently he extended that journey to DevOps. InfoQ caught up with Matt to find out more about his experiences. 1

Book Review: Experiences of Test Automation

Posted by Manuel Pais on  Apr 27, 2012

“Experiences of Test Automation” is a compilation of experiences in the field from a multitude of organizations and technologies, including both obstacles and achievements, successes and failures.

Thoughts on Test Automation in Agile

Posted by Rajneesh Namta on  Feb 21, 2012

Rajneesh Namta shares his thoughts, experiences, and some of the critical lessons learned while implementing software test automation on a recent Agile project. 6

Interview and Book Review: Specification by Example

Posted by Shane Hastie on  Oct 24, 2011

Gojko Adzic has written Specification by Example in which he provides advice and guidelines on adopting this approach as a way to create living documentation on a software development project. 7

Test automation and Continuous Delivery

Posted by Ranjan D Sakalley on  Oct 21, 2011

This article shows how automating certain programmable aspects of a test suite can help software delivery. Covered are automated testing, costs per deployment, tests as documentation & manual testing. 6

Skills for Scrum Agile Teams

Posted by Prasad Prabhakaran on  Jul 26, 2010

The skills needed to be hyper-productive in an agile project differ from those required by a traditional one. This article identifies behavioral and technical skills required to give a team that edge. 16

A Tester's Learning Journey

Posted by Lisa Crispin on  Jun 24, 2010

More development teams are putting testing front and center, and using TDD. Lisa Crispin covers how attitude and curiosity have shaped her career and kept her passion for testing software fresh. 3

Overcoming Technical Challenges for Adopting Agile Methods in the Enterprise

Posted by Vijay Narayanan on  Nov 09, 2009

This article touches upon challenges to adopting agile methods within the enterprise and provided strategies for addressing them. 9

Improving the Performance of Automatic Configuration Management Processes by Encouraging Human Intervention

Posted by Robert Schwegler on  Oct 13, 2009

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.

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