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ThoughtWorks Announces Twist, Automated Functional Testing Platform

by Chris Sims on  Oct 06, 2008 2

ThoughtWorks Studios has created Twist, an integrated development environment for functional testing of web and Java applications. The tool provides a single platform for documenting user stories, capturing executable requirements, developing, maintaining, running and reporting on functional tests. A free trial version of Twist is currently available for download and evaluation.

ThoughtWorks Releases Cruise: Continuous Integration and Release Management System

by Chris Sims on  Jul 28, 2008

Continuous integration is an agile practice in which each code change committed is automatically built and tested, reducing the cost of bugs by catching many of them as soon as they are introduced. Today, ThoughtWorks released Cruise, extending continuous integration to application testing and deployment. Cruise runs on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux, and includes support for .NET, Java, and Ruby.

Presentation: Mingle: Building a Rails-Based Product

by Werner Schuster on  Jun 09, 2008

Neal Ford talks about Mingle, Thoughtworks Studios' project management software. Besides Mingle's features, Neal also talks about the experience of building Mingle on both MRI and JRuby, and the plans for making use of JRuby specific features like AOT to improve future versions of Mingle.

Article: Software Development Lessons Learned from Poker

by Niclas Nilsson on  May 03, 2008 3

There is no silver bullet. We know it, but don't act like it. Your language, tool or process is better, right? In this article, Jay Fields says: "It depends". The right choices varies with context, people, and more. This article touches upon how a lot of things must impact a choice; learning culture, skill levels, teamwork, incomplete information, metrics - and context.

A Preview of Mingle 2.0

by Ben Hughes on  Apr 11, 2008 2

On April 15th Thoughtworks will release Mingle 2.0, nine months after the initial release of Mingle. InfoQ got some time with product manager Adam Monago to talk through the new functionality provided by Mingle 2.0.

Interview: Ola Bini Discusses JRuby

by Werner Schuster on  Mar 24, 2008

In this interview, Ola Bini talks about various aspects of developing JRuby, such as the long struggle to get compatible Regular expressions to work. Other discussed topics include JRuby's chances in the enterprise, the future of both Ruby and JRuby and what role JRuby will take.

Oracle Mix: First large JRuby on Rails app online

by Werner Schuster on  Nov 14, 2007 7

JRuby on Rails powers its first public webapp: Oracle Mix, a social networking app, was announced at OracleWorld. Built in a few weeks by a team of Oracle and ThoughtWorks, it shows that its possible to build a large application using JRuby on Rails and the Oracle software stack.

ThoughtWorks Releases Mingle 1.1

by Ben Hughes on  Nov 01, 2007 1

Mingle R1.1 is out, just 3 months after after the first release, packed with new functionality driven by user feedback from the launch and beta period. In December R1.2 will be released.

Interview: Jay Fields and Zak Tamsen on Domain Specific Languages

by Sam Aaron on  Oct 28, 2007 2

Jay Fields and Zak Tamsen talked with InfoQ about Domain Specific Languages (DSLs), and how they have successfully used them in their projects at ThoughtWorks to empower businesses, reduce development time, and increase the agility of projects.

Presentation: Applying Agile to Ruby

by Werner Schuster on  Aug 02, 2007

In this presentation, Fred George talks about the application of agile practices in the enterprise and how they can help with the adoption of Ruby.

Mingle 1.0 Released: Reactions

by Geoffrey Wiseman on  Jul 31, 2007 10

Mingle, agile project management software from ThoughtWorks Studios has been released. InfoQ covers the pricing, community reactions and features.

Working with Mingle

by Ben Hughes on  Jul 05, 2007 12

InfoQ had some time with Mingle project engineer Jay Wallace, to use ThoughtWorks' much anticipated Mingle software and demonstrate to us how it differentiates itself from other products by being a truly agile project management tool.

ThoughtWorks launches CruiseControl Enterprise

by Geoffrey Wiseman on  May 16, 2007 11

ThoughtWorks has launched a CruiseControl Enterprise project to enhance and support CruiseControl. InfoQ speaks with Paul Julius, Product Manager of CruiseControl Enterprise about the new features and the relationship between CruiseControl Enterprise and the open-source distribution.

Mingle from ThoughtWorks is Big Win for JRuby

by Sam Aaron and Obie Fernandez on  May 07, 2007

In what may turn out to be an interesting foreshadowing of the future of Ruby, ThoughtWorks Studios announces that their upcoming Agile IT project management application, Mingle, will be the world’s first commercial application to run on JRuby.

Great Expectations for JRuby 1.0

by Alexis Midon on  Apr 04, 2007

InfoQ catches up with the latest exciting developments out of the JRuby camp as they gear up for a big 1.0 release in time for JavaOne. Includes an exclusive interview with red-hot JRuby team member Ola Bini.

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