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Automated UI Testing in .NET

by Jonathan Allen on  Jul 05, 2012 1

Recently DevExpress announced that they are the first third-party control vendor to achieve full support for Coded UI. So we decided to take this opportunity to talk about Coded UI and how it can play a role in building a comprehensive automated test suite.

Smart Continuous Test-Runner For .NET – For Free

by Roopesh Shenoy on  Jun 29, 2012

Mighty-Moose, a continuous build and test-runner for .NET, now comes free of charge.

Thoughtworks Technology Radar March 2012

by Craig Smith on  Mar 22, 2012 7

ThoughtWorks recently published the latest update to its Technology Radar; a report produced to help technology decision makers understand emerging trends in software development techniques, tools, languages and platforms. There are some interesting observations of interest to Agile software development teams.

Coverity: Open Source Code Has Fewer Defects than Commercial One

by Abel Avram on  Mar 06, 2012 7

A Coverity study concludes that open source code using static analysis has on average a lower number of defects than commercial code, but they are on par when it comes to code of similar sizes.

IBM is now wearing a Green Hat

by Michael Stal on  Jan 06, 2012 12

On January 4th, IBM announced it is going to acquire the cloud and SOA integration service company Green Hat. Testing is one of the main challenges when developing cloud or SOA based applications. Buying Green Hat IBM hopes to offer more productive testing approaches and other benefits for such types of large scale software systems. Green Hat will be integrated into IBM Rational Solution.

Automated Testing Solutions for Android

by Abel Avram on  Sep 30, 2011 1

There are a number of automated testing frameworks or tools for Android applications, including but not limited to Activity Instrumentation, MonkeyRunner, Robotium, or Robolectric. LessPainful is providing automated tested on real devices as a service.

Sonatype Offers Insight Into Enterprise Open Source Usage

by Charles Humble on  Sep 21, 2011

Sonatype, the main company which drives Maven development, has joined a growing list of companies which aim to help organisations understand and audit their open source software usage, with the announcement of the Sonatype Insight software suite.

Gorilla Logic Release FlexMonkey 5, Open Source Testing Tool for Adobe Flex and AIR

by Charles Humble on  Aug 01, 2011

Gorilla Logic have today announced the availability of FlexMonkey 5, their open source automated testing tool for Adobe Flex and AIR.

Software Architecture in the Movies

by Michael Stal on  Jul 31, 2011

Keeping up-to-date with software architecture can be a tough endeavor. Information is normally available within thick books or somewhere hidden in the Web. Another more entertaining way can be to watch clips available at video sites such as YouTube and Vimeo.

Janova and EdgeCase build Testing Tool in seven Months

by Michael Stal on  Jun 25, 2011 1

The experts of the software company EdgeCase have recently assisted the Enterprise Architecture Company Janova from Ohio in building a Web-based, automated testing tool. The tool is provided as a Cloud-based application that enables users to define the test scripts used for Batch Processing in plain English. For its implementation the developers leveraged the programming language Ruby.

Visual Studio vNext Will Bring More Agility and DevOps Integration

by Abel Avram on  May 18, 2011

Microsoft has unveiled at TechEd North America 2011 some of the new features coming in Visual Studio: more Agile tools for project planning and collecting stakeholder feedback, a connector for providing operations feedback to developers, plus architecture diagrams and unit testing for VC++.

Agile and the Crutches of False Confidence

by Vikas Hazrati on  Apr 12, 2011 3

False confidence is often grounded in wishful thinking. It is defined as a state where the projected reality and the actual reality might differ considerably, however for a limited period of time, it does give a feeling of having everything under control. There are many such situations in Agile development which make a team hold onto the false confidence crutch only to fall later.

TestNG 6 adds Guice and YAML

by Alex Blewitt on  Mar 16, 2011 1

Cedric Beust has announced TestNG 6.0, with Guice and YAML support and including improvements to the Eclipse TestNG plug-in.

Starting Test Automation for a Legacy Project

by Vikas Hazrati on  Jan 25, 2011 1

It is always a herculean task to write automated regression tests for a legacy application. The questions vary from where to start, how much to automate and deciding on the best strategy for automation.

Stephen Walther on Integrating JavaScript Unit Tests

by Jonathan Allen on  Jan 19, 2011

Automated testing frameworks need both a good test library and a good integration story. While most JavaScript testing frameworks have been focusing on the former, Stephen Walther has been working on a solution to the integration problem.

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