Sauce Labs has extended Appium to support automated testing for Android and Firefox OS applications. Support for iOS was introduced earlier this year.
This article contains the testimonies of several project leaders detailing the process used to achieve a low Coverity Scan defect density.
Earlier this month, SOASTA and CloudBees released a plugin for the Jenkins continuous integration (or CI) server to run automated tests on real physical mobile devices. SOASTA released this plugin with optimizations that were developed by the creator of Jenkins, Kohsuke Kawaguchi. The plugin provides build steps for performing operations and testing mobile devices.
VersionOne recently released the results of their State of Agile Development Survey for 2012, and once again it proved to be an interesting indicator of Agile adoption and trends.
Mocking via dependency injection is often a messy endeavor. For even the simplest of applications it often involves creating new interfaces, taking on a dependency to an IoC Container, and in general adds a lot of unnecessary complexity. And after all that, you still have to write the mocks themselves, many of which aren’t useful for anything besides simplistic unit tests.
The project for Cucumber, a Behaviour Driven Development, BDD, tool, has recently increased the team and intensive work last months has brought open bugs down substantially, Aslak Hellesøy revealed when talking about the Cucumber ecosystem during a Cucumber conference day last week.
dotCloud, a PaaS provider, has open sourced Docker, a key component of their platform. Docker is a LinuX Container (LXC) technology augmented with a a high level API providing a lightweight virtualization solution that runs Unix processes in isolation. It provides a way to automate software deployment in a secure and repeatable environment.
Companies use "Canary Deployments" to test software in production by routing a subset of users to new functionality as part of continuous delivery according to Nolio in their 1st video in a series about DevOps Best Practices. A "Canary Deployment" is a type of incremental release performed by deploying a new version of software side by side with its production version counterpart.
OpsCode is providing a new avenue for learning chef aimed at equipping new users with what they need to start building "Infrastructure as Code". The content leads users through a quickstart, common cases, screen casts, and troubleshooting.
GitHub has open sourced Boxen used internally for automated configuration of Mac laptops, a tool that could be converted to set up Linux or Windows machines.
Microsoft recently released an update to Visual Studio 2012 with support for windows phone unit testing and improvements to Windows Store unit testing.
While 94% of businesses consider business process automation an important component of their overall productivity, opinions differ on the role of cloud technologies in automation solutions. According to a new survey conducted on behalf of Redwood Software, the use of cloud technologies differs greatly between the United States and United Kingdom, and among industries.
ThoughtWorks's latest "Technology Radar" focuses on mobile, accessible analytics, simple architectures, reproducible environments, and data persistence done right.
Opscode has announced the availability of Test Kitchen 0.7.0 with support for using on-demand OpenStack instances to test Chef cookbooks. Test Kitchen is a tool, which helps Opscode Chef cookbook developers to validate their cookbooks before applying them to their live infrastructure.