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  • ATDD From the Trenches

    by Henrik Kniberg on  Oct 17, 2013 5

    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.

  • Cloud and DevOps: A Marriage Made in Heaven

    by Jeff Sussna on  Oct 02, 2013

    What is the relationship between Cloud Computing and DevOps? Is DevOps really just “IT for the Cloud”? Can you only do DevOps in the cloud? Can you only do cloud using DevOps? The answer to all three questions is “no”. Cloud and DevOps are independent but mutually reinforcing strategies for delivering business value through IT.

  • Your story cards are limiting your agility

    by Joseph Flahiff on  Sep 19, 2013 6

    Story cards are a long-established tool for keep track of requests and populating a backlog, but the current common format for storycards can lead to improper focus, improper conclusions, wasted time and wasted opportunity. With a subtle but important change to the way storycards are formatted these issues can be overcome, increasing delivery of real customer value

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.

Book Review: ATDD By Example

Posted by Manuel Pais on  Dec 21, 2012

“ATDD By Example” value proposition was to be an introductory hands-on guide to implementing and successfully applying Acceptance Test Driven Development (ATDD) from zero.

Unit Testing Hadoop MapReduce Jobs With MRUnit, Mockito, & PowerMock

Posted by Michael Spicuzza on  Dec 03, 2012

Hadoop MapReduce jobs have a unique code architecture that raises interesting issues for test-driven development. In this article Michael Spicuzza shows how to use MRUnit to solve these problems. 1

Metrics-Driven Development

Posted by Mantas Klasavičius on  Nov 30, 2012

In this article the author shares his thoughts and experience gathered while working together with DEV teams, trying to make sense of metrics. He introduces the practice of Metrics-Driven-Development. 9

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