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  • Writing Automated Tests with Jazz Automation

    by Dedrick Boyd on  Dec 07, 2013 3

    Jazz Automation is a testing framework built to automate and speed up acceptance/functional testing for all types of web based systems or static websites and in any industry. It also lends itself to easily implement automated integration testing. Historically this type of testing has been all manual, labor intensive, and inaccurate.

  • Is Your Application Ready?

    by Gil Zilberfeld on  Nov 22, 2013

    We mostly ship software by date, squeezing all development and testing efforts toward that deadline. We prioritize what we think is important, and once our application passes a certain quality level, we’re ready to go live. But even when we do ship, can we tell the readiness status of our application?

  • Interview and Book Review: Chef Infrastructure Automation Cookbook

    by Aslan Brooke on  Oct 28, 2013

    Matthias Marschall contributes powerful tactical information for all users of Opscode Chef, from the beginner up to expert, in his recently published book "Chef Infrastructure Automation Cookbook". Beginners will gain progressive knowledge using open source tools and free services. The expert will find a starting point automating the configuration of production applications in data centers.

ATDD From the Trenches

Posted by Henrik Kniberg on  Oct 17, 2013

A concrete example of how to get started with acceptance-test driven development on an existing code base. It is part of the solution to technical debt. 5

Cloud and DevOps: A Marriage Made in Heaven

Posted by Jeff Sussna on  Oct 02, 2013

What is the relationship between Cloud Computing and DevOps? Cloud and DevOps are independent but mutually reinforcing strategies for delivering business value through IT.

Your story cards are limiting your agility

Posted by Joseph Flahiff on  Sep 19, 2013

Story cards are a long-established tool for keep track of requests and populating a backlog. The way most teams use story cards actually restrict value delivery - this article suggests alternatives. 6

Functional GUI Testing Automation Patterns

Posted by Oleksandr Reminnyi on  Aug 02, 2013

The process of developing an automated functional test solution is not much different from the process of creating the same program but Preparation and definition of the best practices are critical. 2

A Test Strategy for Enterprise Integration Points

Posted by Jeff Xiong, David Yin and Pengfei Cui on  Jul 01, 2013

This article introduces a commonly applicable testing strategy for integration points, which improves the coverage, speed, reliability and reproducibility of testing. 3

Jepsen: Testing the Partition Tolerance of PostgreSQL, Redis, MongoDB and Riak

Posted by Kyle Kingsbury on  Jun 20, 2013

In this article, we'll explore some of the design considerations of distributed databases, and how they respond to network partitions. 4

Managing Build Jobs for Continuous Delivery

Posted by Martin Peston on  May 24, 2013

The number of jobs in a continuous integration tool can range from a few to several thousand, all performing various functions. There is an approach to manage these jobs in a more efficient manner. 1

Refactoring Legacy Applications: A Case Study

Posted by Chen Ping on  Feb 27, 2013

To refactor legacy code, the ideal is to have a suite of unit tests to prevent regressions. However it's not always that easy. This article describes a methodology to safely refactor legacy code. 7

Interview and Book Review: Enterprise Software Delivery

Posted by Craig Smith on  Feb 20, 2013

"Enterprise Software Delivery" is the latest book by Alan W. Brown, and is a must-read guide for anybody concerned with the development and delivery of software in a large organisation.

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