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  • 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

    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

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.

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

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