The skills required to be hyper-productive in agile projects are different from those required by a traditional one. This article identifies behavioral and technical skills required for a team to have that edge. Anyone who acquires these "delta" traits should be equipped with the right set of behavioral and technical skills, which enable them to work effectively in an agile project.
The problems faced by teams that are attempting Agile in non-traditional settings aren't that Agile principles are inapplicable, nor that the feedback cycle is doomed to failure; but rather, outside of a certain Agile sweet-spot there are additional barriers and costs to applying Agile techniques. None of these obstacles prevents Agile in itself but each increases the cost of getting to Agile.
TekPub is a web site devoted to developers, giving them a source of focused on-line training in various topics from Microsoft Entity Framework to writing your own blog engine using Ruby on Rails. They are an interesting case about company who started on ASP.NET MVC and quickly moved to Ruby on Rails. We had the opportunity to talk with them about their technology turnaround.
Bertrand Paquet and Gael Lazzari of Octo Technology explore Unit Testing GWT applications and introduce their own open source gwt-test-utils framework. 2
This article discusses the concepts and ideas of Code Contracts and how C# handles them, including the ideas behind Design by Contract and how to use Code Contracts in your code.
This article explores how Gorilla Logic's new, open source Flex user interface automation testing tool, FlexMonkey, can enhance the productivity of both developers and QA testers. 3
Eli Lopian of Typemock answers a few questions on Typemock origins and where Typemock is headed. 5
Recently published, Infoq was able to speak with all four authors about their personal views on Model Based Testing: Jonathan Jacky, Margus Veanes, Colin Campbell and Wolfram Schulte. 2
Interview and Book Excerpt: Hani Suleiman & Cedric Beust, "Next Generation Java Testing: TestNG and Advanced Concepts"
InfoQ.com recently interviewed Next Generation Java Testing: TestNG and Advanced Concepts authors Hani Suleiman and Cédric Beust. InfoQ is also pleased to offer a chapter excerpt, "Mocks and Stubs". 4
Iterative and continuous are terms that are often used in reference to testing of software. This new InfoQ article takes a look at whether the same concepts can be applied to performance tuning. 16
Srini & Kavitha Penchikala give an overview of the support provided by Spring framework in the areas of unit and integration testing, with a sample application. 16