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New Gem Creates Test Boilerplate for Chef Cookbooks

by Cassiano Leal on  Feb 25, 2014

Meez is a new gem that will help get started with test-driven infrastructure for Chef cookbooks. It creates all the boilerplate necessary to assess a cookbook’s quality using tools such as Test Kitchen, Foodcritic, ChefSpec and others, allowing the user to focus on writing actual tests and infrastructure code.

Appurify and Xamarin Launch Continuous Integration for Mobile Apps on Variety of Devices

by Sergio De Simone on  Feb 21, 2014

Two recently launched services, Appurify Mobile Platform and Xamarin Test Cloud, promise to help developers and enterprises automate testing and performance optimization of their mobile apps by allowing them to run apps on real iOS and Android devices and supporting automated testing and continuous integration.

Apple Buys TestFlight, Android Support Discontinued

by Ralph Winzinger on  Feb 21, 2014 2

Apple confirmed that it acquired Burstly, the owner TestFlight. TestFlight is a beta-testing platform for mobile applications which offers easy-to-use services to help in the process of distributing and testing apps for iOS and Android. Whereas TestFlight will continue to support iOS applications, testing of Android apps will be discontinued by March 21st.

Typemock Isolator++ Updated with 64 bit Support

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Feb 19, 2014

Typemock has released Isolator++ with support for 64 bit C/C++ code including legacy code that was not originally written for testing.

Interview with VersionOne CEO Robert Holler on the State of Agile Survey Results

by Shane Hastie on  Feb 19, 2014

InfoQ spoke to VersionOne CEO Robert Holler about the 8th State of Agile survey results which were recently released.

Interview with VersionOne CEO Robert Holler on the Winter Product Release

by Shane Hastie on  Feb 13, 2014

InfoQ spoke to VersionOne CEO Robert Holler about the features of the Winter 2014 release and their strategic investment themes.

BDD and JavaScript Using CucumberJS

by Jan Stenberg on  Jan 31, 2014

Adding CucumberJS to the TDD workflow for JavaScript-based projects embraces the ideas of Behaviour Driven Development, BDD, and allows a developer to follow the TDD principles while developing from the outside in; running automated tests that fail until code that supports a feature is implemented, Todd Anderson reveals in a recent blog post.

Martin Fowler Presented Workflows of Refactoring

by Rui Miguel Ferreira on  Jan 23, 2014

Martin Fowler published an article on his website describing the different workflows that could be used when refactoring and explaining the reasons for combining them.

Typemock Isolator v7.4.3 Adds FastFix, Improved SmartRunner and Visual Studio 2013 Support

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Jan 18, 2014

Typemock Isolator v7.4.3 for .NET has been released with support for FastFix, improved smartrunner in addition to Visual Studio 2013 and TFS 2012 integration.

Klaus Olsen Elaborates on Bug Hunting

by Rui Miguel Ferreira on  Jan 07, 2014

InfoQ spoke with Klaus Olsen to get further details about the bug hunting technique, how it came about and why it is worth using.

Behaviour-Driven Development: Value through Collaboration

by Jan Stenberg on  Dec 30, 2013

The goal of a software project is to deliver value to stakeholders and Behaviour-Driven Development, (BDD), is designed for that, Viktor Farcic, a software developer working on transitions from waterfall to agile processes, states in the first of four blog posts describing his view on BDD.

Behaviour-Driven Development Tool Jasmine 2.0 Released

by Jan Stenberg on  Dec 22, 2013

The recently released version 2.0 of Jasmine, a Behaviour-Driven Development, BDD, testing framework for JavaScript, comes with improved support for Node.js, major work on increasing the internal quality and some backwards compatibility breaking changes.

A Tool Atlas for the Enterprise Developer

by Abel Avram on  Dec 19, 2013

VisionMobile has created an interactive map of more than 500 tools covering all aspects of enterprise software development: integration, development, testing, deployment, measuring, and marketing&monetization. The map provides a few descriptive paragraphs outlining the strengths of each tool, the idea being to offer developers a quick guide for choosing the right tool for the job.

Improve Your Testing Capabilities with Bug Hunting

by Rui Miguel Ferreira on  Dec 13, 2013

At the recent Testing Portugal 2013 conference Klaus Olsen presented on the Bug Hunting technique, a style of Exploratory Testing.

The Human Aspects of API Design: An Interview with Apiary's Jakub Nesetril

by Saul Caganoff on  Nov 14, 2013

API Design and description is more than just a technical interface contract between machines. Apiary's Co-Founder and CEO Jakub Nesetril points out that the real consumer of an API description is the developer, with all the concerns of engagement, usability and communication that entails. We spoke with Jakub recently about Apiary's approach to API design and emerging API tools and workflows.

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