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AnyPresence Soups up Enterprise MBaaS Platform- Part 1 of 2

by Martin Monroe on  Oct 30, 2013

Mobile Backend as a Service provider AnyPresence continues to hone their chops. Launching the fifth update to their self-titled platform geared for the enterprise. Co-founder Rich Mendis provides some insights for InfoQ readers…

Google Espresso: Fast Automated Android UI Testing in the Cloud

by Abel Avram on  Oct 24, 2013

Google has open sourced Espresso, an Android automated testing framework that enables one to run tests on x86 machines in the cloud in a multi-threaded environment, solving the concurrency issues associated with UI testing.

Behaviour Driven Development Tool Cucumber Questioned

by Jan Stenberg on  Oct 01, 2013 2

The Behaviour Driven Development, BDD, tool Cucumber is popular in Ruby’s TDD community. It offers a way to write tests that anybody can understand, but is any of the benefits of Cucumber really that beneficial, Kevin Liddle asks in a case against Cucumber. Jon Frisby and Matt Polito has each written a response somewhat arguing against Kevin’s ideas, both seeing benefits in using Cucumber.

BrowserSwarm to Automate JavaScript Testing Across Browsers

by Jeff Martin on  Oct 01, 2013

Testing client side JavaScript code can be tedious and repetitive-so tools that can automate this process are important. BrowserSwarm is a new project designed to simplify this testing process and provide the ability to rapidly test acorss all major browsers.

Why You Should Care About Behaviour-Driven Development

by Jan Stenberg on  Sep 22, 2013

Agile has helped us move away from creating upfront requirements but we still have a huge amount of waste with lots of discovery and misunderstandings late in sprints. BDD is meant to decrease this by improving the communication between people working in the problem and solution domains, Matt Wynne states in a recent overview of Behaviour-Driven Development.

DevOps: possible without simplifying your infrastructure?

by Matthias Marschall on  Sep 18, 2013

Running an DevOps expert panel, James Governor, analyst at RedMonk, asked whether it is necessary to simplify your infrastructure in order to be able to introduce DevOps. The panelists agreed that you need to change your systems and your organization to decrease your time-to-market. Even though existing infrastructure will stay, you’ll need to automate what you can to be able to innovate faster.

Cucumber Pro for the Enterprise

by Manuel Pais on  Sep 17, 2013 4

Cucumber Pro, an online collaboration and reporting platform on top of the popular BDD tool Cucumber, has been unveiled by the core maintainers of Cucumber. The new tool will target enterprises that require official tool support.

Ruby On Rails State of Practice Results

by Mirko Stocker on  Sep 17, 2013

Over the past months, InfoQ published three research items on the current state of Ruby on Rails practice. Now the results are in and we're taking a look at what tools Rails developers currently use.

The Dawn of the Personal Cloud

by Chris Swan on  Sep 12, 2013 2

Simple founder and former Twitter engineer Alex Payne has released sovereign - a set of open source Ansible playbooks to create a personal cloud. This allows users and IT departments to move away from large cloud companies and onto services that are under their own control.

Quick Unit Test Generation Returns to Visual Studio

by Jeff Martin on  Sep 06, 2013

Easy access unit test generation functionality returns to Visual Studio 2012 and 2013 Preview based on a tool produced the Visual Studio ALM Rangers. Multiple unit test frameworks and C#/VB .NET are supported.

Visual Studio Unit Test Generator with MSTest, NUnit, XUnit Support

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Aug 16, 2013

The recently released, Visual Studio Unit Test Generator includes support for multiple test framework and enables you to unit test applications directly from within Visual Studio 2012 and 2013.

TestCafe with Smart Script Injection, Traffic and Markup Analysis Tools

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Aug 09, 2013 1

DevExpress, has recently released a web based testing framework code named TestCafe, which enables you to test user interface of web pages and applications rendered with HTML5, CSS and JavaScript.

Latest Technology Trends on the Radar

by Aslan Brooke on  Aug 06, 2013 1

Thoughtworks recently released a new installment of their technology radar highlighting techniques enabling infrastructure as code, perimeterless enterprises, applying proven practices to areas without, and lightweight analytics.

Get Started With Behaviour-Driven Development Focusing on the Domain Instead of on the Database

by Jan Stenberg on  Jul 09, 2013

Start using Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD) when designing an application and focus on the domain instead of the database, Julie Lerman, a Microsoft MVP since 2003, suggests. BDD lets developers focus on user stories and behaviour in the business domain when building up logic and tests. New to BDD, Julie has implemented a working example using Visual Studio, C# and SpecFlow.

Mobile App Build Automation with Buildozer

by Ralph Winzinger on  Jul 05, 2013

Egeniq released Buildozer, a cloud-based build automation tool for mobile applications. Currently it supports build and distribution for iOS and Android applications. The primary goal of Buildozer is to speed up development by completely automating the build and distribution process.

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