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PairWithUs: On-Demand Agile Software Development Video Examples

by Mike Bria on  Sep 16, 2009 2

One thing well known by most programmers is that the best (only?) way to learn programming technique is by example; specifically, watching someone else doing it. Antony Marcano & Andy Palmer's 'PairWithUs' gives people a great place to do just that.

FIT/Fitnesse Fixture Gallery 2.0 Released

by Abel Avram on  Jun 18, 2008

Gojko's Fixture Gallery is a cookbook for FIT/Fitnesse fixtures and version 2.0 has been released with Java, C# and Python code samples.

Why Traditional Test-Automation Tools Stifle Agility

by Mike Bria on  May 05, 2008 3

In recent times, much excitement has circulated about the direction of "next generation functional testing" tools. Alas, many agile organizations still struggle to make their traditional record-and-playback automated testing tools work for them. Elisabeth Hendrickson, aka "test Obsessed", tells them why to stop.

Presentation: David Hussman on Automating Business Value with FIT and Fitnesse

by Abel Avram on  Apr 30, 2008 7

In this presentation, David Hussman, founder of DevJam, discusses about user stories, the origin and authoring of story tests, focusing on how FIT and Fitnesse (FIT living within a Wiki) can be used to automate acceptance tests.

Fixture Gallery, a New Quick Reference For FitNesse How-To

by Mike Bria on  Mar 28, 2008

Fixture Gallery is a new open doc cookbook by Gojko Adzic for FIT/FitNesse tests. It provides developers with a quick overview of the most important fixture types and concepts for agile acceptance testing using the FIT framework.

DbFit 1.0 With Enhanced Querying Capabilities and User Docs

by Mike Bria on  Mar 17, 2008 2

Gojko Adzic has recently announced the version 1.0 release of DbFit, his popular FIT/FitNesse extension used for practicing TDD on database code.

TDD/BDD Leading To Incomplete Unit Tests?

by Mike Bria on  Feb 14, 2008 7

Peter Ritchie raised concern about TDD and BDD keeping practitioners from writing good unit tests. He cites an over-reliance on “interaction testing", a core mantra and essence of TDD and BDD, as a driver with tendency to result in incomplete unit testing.

Communicating with Business Using FIT and FitNesse

by Geoffrey Wiseman on  Nov 21, 2007

Although both FIT and FitNesse are used for performing integration and acceptance testing on agile projects, people have tried to use these for general-purpose testing, with mixed results. Others have suggested that FIT should be used for tests where communicating with the business, or with a customer, is of paramount importance. Naresh Jain and James Shore have shared their experiences.

DbFit 0.9 includes MySQL Support and Full Oracle for Java Support

by Geoffrey Wiseman on  Oct 05, 2007

DbFit has had several releases in recent months, adding better support for Oracle, support for Java and MySQL 5, and embedding DbFit tables into Java and .NET code.

Book Excerpt: How to Improve your Continuous Testing

by Deborah Hartmann Preuss on  Jul 30, 2007

Continuous Integration has become a standard development best practice - but it's not always done well. Tests take up much of an application's build time, and poorly constructed test suites can cause long builds, whereupon teams start to circumvent agreed-upon CI practices just get the time to code. InfoQ presents advice and examples in Chapter 6: Continuous Testing from a new CI book.

GreenPepper aims to Improve Collaborative Testing

by Deborah Hartmann Preuss on  Mar 05, 2007 1

Pyxis Technologies officially launched their testing product GreenPepper last July, at Agile2006. Expanding on the kind of features offered by FitNesse, it is a platform intended to improve collaboration between business experts and software developers. Now, having taken the time to respond to feedback, Pyxis is offering a more complete product with the GreenPepper 1.1 Release.

Test-Driven Database Development with DbFit

by Kurt Christensen on  Mar 01, 2007 2

Gojko Adzic has released DbFit, an extension of the Fit testing framework enabling test-driven development against Oracle databases.

Tutorial: Using FitNesse with .NET

by Kurt Christensen on  Jan 02, 2007

Gojko Adzic has published a short tutorial on using FitNesse to automate acceptance tests for .NET applications.

Experience Report: Running FIT and Fitnesse with Ruby

by J. B. Rainsberger on  Oct 05, 2006 3

Ron Jeffries and Chet Hendrickson, well known contributors to the Extreme Programming community, regularly meet in bookstores and cafes to pair program, then Ron blogs about what they've learned. Yesterday Ron wrote a detailed blow-by-blow of their experience installing and configuring Ruby/Fit, then Fitnesse on top of it. For agile practitioners, this is essential "Iteration 0" work.

STIQ Simplifies Story Tests for Web Apps

by Deborah Hartmann Preuss on  Jul 26, 2006

SolutionsIQ launched their latest product this week at Agile2006. A mashup of the popular open-source acceptance test tools FitNesse and Selenium, STIQ is used for writing acceptance tests while developing web applications. It features a simple command language, wiki-based editing and pluggable features.

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