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  • Article Series: Automation in the Cloud and Management at Scale

    by Richard Seroter on  Jun 23, 2014

    Cloud computing is more than just fast self-service of virtual infrastructure. Developers and admins are looking for ways to provision and manage at scale. This InfoQ article series will focus on automation tools and ideas for maintaining dynamic pools of compute resources.

  • Agile Architecture Applied

    by Wim Heemskerk & Minze Tolsma on  Jun 23, 2014 3

    Agile is adaptive. When and how to apply architecture depends on the context. This article first explains why this is the case and then how you can still give proper attention to architecture in an agile setting. Adaptability and conversation are the essentials.

  • Taking Back Agile

    by Ben Linders on  May 29, 2014

    Tim Ottinger's blog post I want Agile back earlier this year led to discussions in the agile community about the way that organizations are adopting agile and the services that the industry provides to supports them. Together with Ruud Wijnands he started "take back agile" which focuses on technical practices and craftsmanship in agile.

*-Driven* do not change anything

Posted by Michał Bartyzel on  May 02, 2014

Michał Bartyzel challenges the need to master a *Driven* approach to be Software Professional. These might be: DDD, TDD, BDD, MDD or other frameworks which can be responsible for cognitive biases. 7

Custom Assertions in Java Tests

Posted by Tomek Kaczanowski on  Feb 27, 2014

Using so-called "matcher libraries" to implement custom assertions to make tests more readable and maintainable. 2

Quality Code - Book Review and Interview

Posted by Srini Penchikala on  Feb 25, 2014

Quality Code book covers different aspects of SDLC with focus on delivering quality product. InfoQ spoke with author Stephen Vance about the book and best practices for testing applications.

Reliable Auto-Scaling using Feedback Control

Posted by Philipp K. Janert on  Feb 19, 2014

Philipp K. Janert explains how to reliably auto-scale systems using a reactive approach based on feedback control which provides a more accurate solution than deterministic or rule-based ones.

Book Review: Test-Driven Infrastructure with Chef - Second Edition

Posted by Matthias Marschall on  Feb 17, 2014

The second edition of Stephen Nelson-Smith's book "Test-Driven Infrastructure with Chef" describes a testing workflow and tools for writing fully tested infrastructure code

Monty Taylor and Jim Blair on CI and Test Automation at OpenStack

Posted by Sai Yang on  Dec 29, 2013

Monty Taylor and James Blair talk about the build and test challenges they face at OpenStack, and how they managed to tackle them.

Book Review and Author Q&A - Explore It! by Elisabeth Hendrickson

Posted by Sharon Robson on  Dec 24, 2013

Elisabeth Hendrickson has released a book on the practices, techniques and mindset of exploratory testing. Sharon Robson reviewed the book and raised some questions with the author. 1

The Perfect Dev/Test Lab: 10 Principles that make it Possible

Posted by Rami Tamir on  Dec 12, 2013

Software can take inordinate amounts of time to develop and test. With the cloud, achieving hyper-agile software development is feasible with these key principles for building a next-gen dev/test lab.

DevOps @ large investment bank

Posted by Niek Bartholomeus on  Dec 11, 2013

In this article we hear a very personal story on introducing a DevOps mindset at a large bank. In particular how the automation of configuration and release management processes enabled collaboration.

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