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AnyPresence Soups up Enterprise MBaaS Platform- Part 1 of 2

by Martin Monroe on  Oct 30, 2013

Mobile Backend as a Service provider AnyPresence continues to hone their chops. Launching the fifth update to their self-titled platform geared for the enterprise. Co-founder Rich Mendis provides some insights for InfoQ readers…

Behaviour Driven Development Tool Cucumber Questioned

by Jan Stenberg on  Oct 01, 2013 2

The Behaviour Driven Development, BDD, tool Cucumber is popular in Ruby’s TDD community. It offers a way to write tests that anybody can understand, but is any of the benefits of Cucumber really that beneficial, Kevin Liddle asks in a case against Cucumber. Jon Frisby and Matt Polito has each written a response somewhat arguing against Kevin’s ideas, both seeing benefits in using Cucumber.

Why You Should Care About Behaviour-Driven Development

by Jan Stenberg on  Sep 22, 2013

Agile has helped us move away from creating upfront requirements but we still have a huge amount of waste with lots of discovery and misunderstandings late in sprints. BDD is meant to decrease this by improving the communication between people working in the problem and solution domains, Matt Wynne states in a recent overview of Behaviour-Driven Development.

Get Started With Behaviour-Driven Development Focusing on the Domain Instead of on the Database

by Jan Stenberg on  Jul 09, 2013

Start using Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD) when designing an application and focus on the domain instead of the database, Julie Lerman, a Microsoft MVP since 2003, suggests. BDD lets developers focus on user stories and behaviour in the business domain when building up logic and tests. New to BDD, Julie has implemented a working example using Visual Studio, C# and SpecFlow.

BDD Tool Cucumber with a Larger Team and Numerous Bugs Fixed

by Jan Stenberg on  Apr 11, 2013

The project for Cucumber, a Behaviour Driven Development, BDD, tool, has recently increased the team and intensive work last months has brought open bugs down substantially, Aslak Hellesøy revealed when talking about the Cucumber ecosystem during a Cucumber conference day last week.

.NET Tools And Practices Research Insights

by Roopesh Shenoy on  Dec 13, 2012 2

The community research we published on .NET tools and practices had more than 650 votes leading to some interesting results. We attempt to draw insights.

Community-Driven Research: What are the most widely used .NET practices and tools?

by Dio Synodinos on  Sep 25, 2012

InfoQ's research initiative continues with an 8th question: "What are the most widely used .NET practices and tools?". This is a new service we hope will provide you with up-to-date & bias-free community-based insight into trends & behaviors that affect enterprise software development. Unlike traditional vendor/analyst-based research, our research is based on answers provided by YOU.

Wikispeed - Doing Awesome with Agile

by Shane Hastie on  Jul 23, 2012 1

Wikispeed founder Joe Justice gave a talk in Wellington, New Zealand, this week in which he spoke about the Wikispeed mission of "Rapidly Solving Problems for Social Good", starting by using agile techniques to build a 100MPG vehicle with the intent of creating a new approach to motor-vehicle manufacturing, using open-source and crowd-source approaches building on agile values and principles.

IT Values Technologies Over Thought

by Mark Little on  Jul 08, 2012 27

Recently Cap Gemini's Steve Jones has written an article on how he believes that thinking about solutions to problems is less important these days than jumping on the latest hype bandwagon. Although he uses REST and Big Data as examples, he believes it goes beyond any single technology and that eventually IT will no longer belong to IT people.

Smart Continuous Test-Runner For .NET – For Free

by Roopesh Shenoy on  Jun 29, 2012

Mighty-Moose, a continuous build and test-runner for .NET, now comes free of charge.

Dan North Discusses The Art Of Misdirection

by Michael Stal on  Jun 26, 2012 4

Dan North has recently discussed the impact of opportunity costs in his article "The Art of Misdirection." Opportunity Cost is about choosing an obvious solution for a particular problem context, although sometimes an alternative option may be the better choice. Software engineers, in particular, are subject to such opportunity costs as they are constantly facing decisions in their daily work.

Survey Confirms Scaling Agile Across The Organisation Is Still A Challenge

by Craig Smith on  May 19, 2012 2

Forrester have recently released the results of their November 2011 Global Agile Software Application Development Online Survey in a report entitled "Survey Results: How Agile Is Your Organization?" It contains a number of interesting findings around how organisations that have adopted Agile are dealing with their implementation.

The Agile Community Needs to Embrace... Agile Thought Leaders at YOW! Australia 2011

by Craig Smith on  Dec 21, 2011 2

What is the most important thing that the Agile community needs to embrace in 2012 and beyond? InfoQ had the opportunity to attend the recent YOW! Australia Software Developer Conference and took the opportunity of having such a large number of Agile speakers in one place to sit in on the sessions and ask them their thoughts on this question.

Global Day of Code Retreat

by Michael Hunger on  Nov 07, 2011 1

The Global Day of Code Retreat is an world-wide event to raise the awareness for code retreats, which is a full-day format of learning and improving development skills by solving a simple task repeatedly with TDD and Pair Programming while focussing on important aspects of software development.

Individuals and Interactions are Important, but so are Processes and Tools

by Craig Smith on  Oct 07, 2011 3

There has been a lot of discussion recently about the tension inherent in the Agile Manifesto value "individuals and interactions over processes and tools". This item examines some of the points that have been made.

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