The second edition of Stephen Nelson-Smith's book "Test-Driven Infrastructure with Chef" covers the principles behind "Infrastructure as Code", provides an introduction to Ruby, Chef, and important Tools. The main part consists of detailed examples on how to use the tools required to write fully tested infrastructure code.
Monty Taylor and James Blair talk about the build and test challenges they face at OpenStack, and how they managed to tackle them. Managing hundreds of VMs on public clouds, integrating up to 400 commits a day and running thousands of test jobs on them are some of the challenges described.
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.
Jazz Automation is a testing framework built to automate and speed up acceptance/functional testing for all types of web based systems or static websites and in any industry. 3
The process of developing an automated functional test solution is not much different from the process of creating the same program but Preparation and definition of the best practices are critical. 2
Hadoop MapReduce jobs have a unique code architecture that raises interesting issues for test-driven development. In this article Michael Spicuzza shows how to use MRUnit to solve these problems. 1
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
"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
“Experiences of Test Automation” is a compilation of experiences in the field from a multitude of organizations and technologies, including both obstacles and achievements, successes and failures.