Dr Rebecca Parsons is the Chief Technology Officer for ThoughtWorks, and a Director of the Agile Alliance. At the Agile Australia conference in Melbourne she discussed the trends in database technology around NoSQL databases, the linking of continuous design with continuous delivery and the impact of the mainstream adoption of agile practices on the Agile Alliance.
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.
Continuous delivery means that a software product is production-ready from day one of the project, even if all features not implemented, and the product can be released to users on demand. InfoQ spoke with Jez Humble and David Farley, authors of "Continuous Delivery" book on the continuous delivery concept and how it can be used to deliver the software product more efficiently.