In this interview at Agile 2011, Jez Humble discusses continuous delivery and the deployment pipeline, emphasizing the importance of feedback and automating tests at every level to validate deployments. Gone are the days of massive acceptance test scripts. He also talks about the evils of feature branching, and speaks on the DevOps practices to collaborate all the way through the delivery cycle.
Two of ThoughtWorks’ finest, Martin Fowler and Jez Humble, talk about the notion of Continuous Delivery, which enables organizations to build software that is production ready at all times. To do this, enterprises automate the build, deployment, and testing process, and improve collaboration between developers, testers, and operations. The duo discusses a variety of related issues.
Paul King discusses the state of Groovy and its maturing ecosystem which includes IDE support, static analysis tools, testing frameworks and the GPars library for concurrency.
In this interview conducted at the SpringOne 2GX conference, Rod Johnson talks about the new advancements SpringSource is bringing to the enterprise Java space, including new cloud options. Johnson discusses open-source Java in general, including the flap over the direction of OpenJDK and Apache Harmony. And he delves into the new Code2Cloud effort from SpringSource and Tasktop, and much more.
In this interview Elisabeth Hendrickson talks about the Agile Alliance Functional Testing Tools (AA-FTT) group, a discussion group related to advances in functional testing tools for Agile projects. She says this Yahoo group focuses on automated functional testing as an integral and essential part of Agile development. She also discusses the maturity of the state of functional testing tools.
In this interview, Cyndi Mitchell talks about ThoughtWorks’ concept of “Continuous Delivery,” which focuses on the last mile of software delivery. Mitchell also discusses the “adaptive” in ThoughtWorks Studios’ Adaptive ALM (Application Lifecycle Management) strategy, in which Agile solutions must be adaptive to users’ needs. And Mitchell describes ThoughtWorks Studios tools: Mingle, Go and Twist.
Martin Fowler and Paulo Caroli discuss testing, continuous integration and continuous deployment, as well as DSLs and REST.
Jim Weirich, is the Chief Scientist for EdgeCase LLC and thecreator of rake, the popular make-like build tool written in Ruby. In this interview with InfoQ, Jim disccusses the birth of rake, Domain Specific Languages, and flexmock, his mocking library.