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Testing is Overrated

Posted by Luke Francl  on  Jan 02, 2009 8

Developer-driven testing is probably the most influential software development technique of the last 10-15 years. There's no question that it has improved the practice of building software. And in a dynamic language like Ruby, it's hard to get by without it. But is it really the best way to find defects? Or is the emphasis on testing and test coverage barking up the wrong tree?

Principles and Practices of Lean-Agile Software Development

Posted by Alan Shalloway  on  Nov 17, 2008

In this presentation held during Agile 2008, Alan Shalloway, CEO and founder of Net Objectives, presents the Lean software development principles and practices and how they can benefit to Agile practitioners.

Venkat Subramaniam's Pragmatic Factors for Agile Success

Posted by Venkat Subramaniam  on  Mar 27, 2008 3

At NFJS Venkat Subramaniam, author with Andy Hunt of "Practices of an Agile Developer," shared his pragmatic approach to some of the important technical and non-technical factors contributing to project success, including: coding, developer attitude, debugging, mentoring and feedback.

System Integration Testing Using Spring

Posted by Rod Johnson  on  Jul 30, 2007 15

When it comes to system integration testing Spring adds real value. In this session, Rod Johnson (Spring creator) discusses: integration testing and the support that Spring provides for it, issues around testing the persistence layer, testing web applications.

Code Organization Guidelines for Large Code Bases

Posted by Juergen Hoeller  on  Jun 21, 2007 9

Juergen Hoeller shares his experiences working on large projects (including his role as chief architect of the Spring Framework) to provide general guidelines on Packaging and package interdependencies, Layering and module decomposition, Evolving a large code base. Juergen will also discuss how tools can play a role in enforcing architectural soundness.

Database Refactoring

Posted by Scott Ambler  on  Mar 10, 2007 1

Like other leaders in the Agile community, Scott Ambler is passionate about expanding Agile practices to include all contributors to software success. Recently he has been teaching teams how to integrate database roles into the iterative, incremental rhythm of their teams. InfoQ captured Ambler's talk on Database Refactoring at Agile2006.

Agile Quality: A Canary in a Coal Mine

Posted by Ken Schwaber  on  Nov 13, 2006 4

Scrum co-creator Ken Schwaber spoke at Agile2006 on code quality as a corporate asset. InfoQ presents video of his talk, The Canary in the Coalmine. Schwaber discussed how a degrading core codebase paralyses a team and negates any Agility gained through process improvement. He proposed strategies for management to identify, track and stop this downward spiral.

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