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Microservices, Micro Operations? - Challenges of Microservice Models at the Operations Level

Posted by Dustin Huptas, Andreas Schmidt  on  Jun 03, 2015 2

Dustin Huptas, Andreas Schmidt present some of the operational challenges met when dealing with microservices, and offer solutions from the field of automation and service discovery.


Drunken Stumble: The Correct Way To Build Software

Posted by Garrett Smith  on  May 29, 2015

Garrett Smith introduces Drunken Stumble, a development method in two stages: a lean, which represents the goal of the programmer or team, and a stumble, which is a series of automatic "next steps".


Scale-oriented Architecture with APIs

Posted by John Sheehan  on  May 15, 2015

John Sheehan presents choices – queues, proxies - helping a microservices architecture to stay robust and reliable, along with automation strategies allowing Runscope to deploy code 100 times a day.


Release Testing Is Risk Management Theatre

Posted by Steve Smith  on  May 07, 2015

Steve Smith discusses why Release Testing is an anti-pattern, and offers an alternative risk reduction strategy.


Programming with GUTs

Posted by Kevlin Henney  on  May 07, 2015

Kevlin Henney advises on writing Good Unit Tests (GUTs) by treating testing as a form of communication with multiple levels and forms of feedback.


Continuous Delivery: Tools, Collaboration, and Conway's Law

Posted by Matthew Skelton  on  May 05, 2015

Matthew Skelton shares his recent experience of helping many different organisations to evaluate and select tools to facilitate DevOps and Continuous Delivery.


Exploratory Testing

Posted by Tony Bruce  on  Apr 30, 2015

Tony Bruce introduces Exploratory Testing, what are its benefits, how to get value from it and some misconceptions.


Behaviour Driven Development with Cucumber, Groovy and Grails

Posted by Marco Vermeulen  on  Apr 12, 2015

Marco Vermeulen discusses doing Behaviour Driven Development with Cucumber, Groovy and Grails.


Integration Test from the Trench

Posted by Nicolas Frankel  on  Mar 30, 2015

Nicolas Frankel discusses the pros and cons of unit testing and integration testing, and looks at the unique challenges posed by integration testing, presenting tools and techniques to deal with them.


Groovy Mobile Automation

Posted by Bobby Warner  on  Mar 28, 2015

Bobby Warner discusses mobile automation and dives into the iOS and Android functional testing world using Groovy, Spock and Gradle.


Programming and Testing a Distributed Database

Posted by Reid Draper  on  Mar 20, 2015

Reid Draper shows how real world distributed database work, communicate and are tested, trading RPC for messaging, unit-tests for QuickCheck, and micro-benchmarks for multi-week stress tests.


Look, No Mocks! Functional TDD with F#

Posted by Mark Seemann  on  Mar 18, 2015

Mark Seemann uses F# to demonstrate how to use functional design with TDD to remove the need for Mock objects.

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