As infrastructure becomes code, reviewing (and testing) provides the confidence necessary for refactoring and fixing systems. Reviews also help spread consistent best practices throughout an organization and are applicable where testing might require too much scaffolding.
An interview with Gojko Adzic, David Evans and Tom Roden on why they wrote this book, how quantifying quality can support testing, balancing trust levels when testing large and complex systems, why automating manual tests is almost always a bad idea, on using production metrics in testing, how to reduce or prevent duplication in test code, and on upcoming books in the fifty quick ideas series.
What is so hard about developing and testing mobile apps? For a lot of developers the answer to this question is "keeping quality high in a field of device and os fragmentation". This is even more true when apps need to be delivered agile, in short release cycles. Cloud based test labs provide an infrastructure to efficiently execute automated tests for your software on a great number of devices.
This article explains why Paddy Power adopted continuous delivery (CD), describes the resulting CD capability, and reports the huge benefits and challenges involved.
Priyanka presents some of the advantages and challenges that agile adoption brings for testers and testing and presents some ideas on how to overcome the obstacles and leverage the advantages.
The book Unblock! A Guide to the New Continuous Agile by Andy Singleton provides ideas and practices for doing distributed cloud-based development with continuous delivery.
How does Google manage the test and release processes for Chrome for iOS? What kind of tests are in place? What is the life cycle of a new feature from acceptance to release?
What it takes to build Android apps that scale up to millions of global users? At last AnDevCon, seven experienced Android developers tried to answer that question.
The book More Agile Testing cover developments in agile testing from the last five years: challenges, test practices, and examples of and experiences with testing from teams all around the world. 2
"Scrum Shortcuts Without Cutting Corners" by Ilan Goldstein is a must read book that delivers real world examples on how to effectively implement and embed Agile in your team or organisation.
The second edition of Stephen Nelson-Smith's book "Test-Driven Infrastructure with Chef" describes a testing workflow and tools for writing 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.