We all want to have confidence in the software we create. We know that testing plays an important role. Assuming we've overcome the hurdle of learning the various ways to test, what's still missing that inhibits us from having confidence in what we do? How do we go about leading a culture of effective testing?
Software that drives the business typically takes inordinate amounts of time to develop and test. Now with new technologies able to normalize the private and public clouds the ultimate software development lab is not only feasible but cost-effective as well. To achieve hyper-agile software development, here are key principles for building the next-gen dev/test lab of enterprise DevOps’ dreams.
Story cards are a long-established tool for keep track of requests and populating a backlog. The way most teams use story cards actually restrict value delivery - this article suggests alternatives. 6
“ATDD By Example” value proposition was to be an introductory hands-on guide to implementing and successfully applying Acceptance Test Driven Development (ATDD) from zero.
Many think that the role of testing is dead in agile, but I think it is growing and turning into better and effective testing; redefines the way things are done and the order in which they are done. 2
Waterfall QA teams are slow and costly. Siloed away from developers, is QA the best way to ensure software quality? Is unit testing a better way to ensure software quality? 11
"How Google Tests Software" is an informative and interesting look beneath the covers of how a large technical organization like Google deals with the complexity of software testing. 1
This article shows how automating certain programmable aspects of a test suite can help software delivery. Covered are automated testing, costs per deployment, tests as documentation & manual testing. 6