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  • My Experience as a QA in Scrum

    by Priyanka Hasija on  Jul 17, 2012 32

    The QA role in Scrum is much more than just writing test cases and reporting bugs. In this article, Priyanka Hasija shares her experiences and the valuable lessons learned over the past 2 years while serving as a QA analyst on a Scrum team. She explains how QAs not only perform agile tests but also fill many other roles and responsibilities, earning them a place of importance on the team.

  • The Developer-Tester Divide

    by Gil Zilberfeld on  Apr 25, 2012 2

    The evolution of the software industry has created two separate roles: The developer and the tester. Traditional software development put these two at odds. Now, agile practices are bringing them together again in order to meet the original business goal: working software.

  • Faster, Better, Higher – But How?

    by Michael Stal on  Feb 20, 2012 2

    One of the main challenges when designing software architecture is the consideration of quality attributes. Not only their design turns out to be difficult, but also the specification of these attributes. Consequently, many problems in software systems are directly related to the specification and design of quality attributes such as modifiability or performance, to name just a few.

The Rise of Application Analytics: A New Game Demands New Rules

Posted by Sebastian Holst on  Dec 27, 2011

When developers know how their applications are really being used “in the wild,” they will build better software. Sebastian Holst shows you how using application analytics.

Trust is good, Control is better - Software Architecture Assessment

Posted by Michael Stal on  Nov 29, 2011

Testing is an important means to obtain information about code. What is common for code, can't be neglected for software architecture. This is where software architecture assessment comes to help. 2

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

Agile Strategy Manifesto

Posted by Yogesh Kumar on  Aug 04, 2011

In this article, Yogesh Kumar explains how to apply Agile techniques to create and maintain healthy business strategies. This approach can turn good business strategies into great ones. 7

QoS for Applications: A Resource Management Framework for Runtimes

Posted by William Louth on  Jul 26, 2011

This article draws an analogy between QoS for networks and for applications, resulting in a mapping guide between the two and introducing a production solution for Java, (J)Ruby, and (J)Python apps.

Agile Architecture Interactions

Posted by James Madison on  Apr 25, 2011

James Madison shows how architects can bring agile and architecture practices together to pragmatically balance business and architectural priorities while delivering both with agility. 3

Bridging Internal and External Software Quality with Sonar and JaCoCo

Posted by Olivier Gaudin on  Apr 18, 2011

In this article, author Olivier Gaudin discusses the differences between internal and external software quality and how to perform the software quality assessment using Sonar and JaCoCo tools. 2

Implementation Decision Rationales – Program Comprehension in Agile

Posted by Fabian Kiss on  Feb 28, 2011

Fabian Kiss makes the case for a lightweight approach to documenting the rationale and decision process behind design decisions to tie the source code to its meaning in the application domain. 4

Agile Finance: Story Point Cost

Posted by Christopher Goldsbury on  Aug 18, 2010

This article ties a rather abstract and developer centered concept (story points) to the real world of business (spreadsheets and ledgers). Making this connection is essential for management. 5

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