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  • 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

    by Michał Bartyzel on  May 02, 2014 7

    Michał Bartyzel challenges the need to master a *Driven* approach to be Software Professional. These might be: DDD, TDD, BDD, MDD or other frameworks. He maintains that they may be responsible for cognitive biases rather than playing a supporting role for broader and deeper skills.

  • Custom Assertions in Java Tests

    by Tomek Kaczanowski on  Feb 27, 2014 2

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

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.

Writing Automated Tests with Jazz Automation

Posted by Dedrick Boyd on  Dec 07, 2013

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. 3

Is Your Application Ready?

Posted by Gil Zilberfeld on  Nov 22, 2013

We mostly ship software by date, prioritizing what we think is important, and shipping once out app passes a certain quality level. But can we tell the readiness status of our application?

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