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  • First Steps in Unit Testing

    by Gil Zilberfeld on  Jun 05, 2012 11

    Unit testing goes hand in hand with other agile practices, so starting to write tests is a stepping-stone for organizations wanting to go agile. The road is long, but is worth taking. In this article, Gil Zilberfeld cover tips on what to expect, and steps to take when starting out in order to make unit testing a part of development life.

  • Writing a Comprehensive Unit Test

    by Jonathan Allen on  May 24, 2012 13

    A common theme amongst people professing “best practices” for unit tests is that you should only write a single assertion for each test. People who make these proclamations rarely show any unit test and those that do only show one. Yet this pattern may require a dozen other unit tests to ensure quality for even a trivial operation. This article uses examples to question that recommendation.

  • Thoughts on Test Automation in Agile

    by Rajneesh Namta on  Feb 21, 2012 6

    Rajneesh Namta shares the lessons he’s learned while automating software tests on a recent Agile project. The techniques he recommends illustrate how the Agile principles we follow when building software apply equally as well to building an automated regression test suite: start small, build iteratively and incrementally, prioritize, focus on value, work transparently, respond quickly to change.

Design for Testability – The True Story

Posted by Gil Zilberfeld on  Jan 12, 2012

Testing is a major activity in any development lifecycle. If we want to effectively use it, the ease of testing should be addressed from the early stages of building the system. 6

Virtual Panel: Specification by Example, Executable Specifications, Scenarios and Feature Injection

Posted by Jon Arild Tørresdal on  Nov 10, 2011

InfoQ have talked to Dan North, Gojko Adzic, Elizabeth Keogh and Matt Wynne about Specification by Example, Executable Specifications and Feature Injection and how they relate to BDD. 1

Virtual Panel: State of the Art in JavaScript Unit Testing

Posted by Dio Synodinos on  Jul 07, 2011

Unit testing is a common practice for delivering maintainable code. InfoQ had a Q&A with the creators of some of the leading JavaScript unit testing frameworks about their projects. 2

Testing Misconceptions

Posted by Liam O'Connor on  Jun 01, 2011

Liam O'Connor explains some of the misconceptions about testing with the hope that it will help you and your team to decide when it is appropriate to test, and when it isn't. 17

Using Coding Katas, BDD and VS2010 Project Templates: Part 3

Posted by Jamie Phillips on  Oct 06, 2010

This is the third and final part of the late Jamie Phillip’s exploration into the world of coding kata’s and Behavior Driven Design. 1

Using Coding Katas, BDD and VS2010 Project Templates: Part 2

Posted by Jamie Phillips on  Sep 29, 2010

In part 2 Jamie Phillips introduces behavior driven development and explains how it can improve the effectiveness of unit testing. 1

Using Coding Katas, BDD and VS2010 Project Templates: Part 1

Posted by Jamie Phillips on  Sep 24, 2010

Regardless of experience there are always opportunities to strengthen one’s skills. Jamie Phillips demonstrates how he used coding katas to improve upon his skills after 8 years of writing C# code. 2

Skills for Scrum Agile Teams

Posted by Prasad Prabhakaran on  Jul 26, 2010

The skills needed to be hyper-productive in an agile project differ from those required by a traditional one. This article identifies behavioral and technical skills required to give a team that edge. 16

The Limits of Agile

Posted by Alan Kelly on  Jul 19, 2010

Outside of a certain Agile sweet-spot, there are more barriers and costs to applying Agile techniques. None of these obstacles prevents Agile in itself but each increases the cost of getting to Agile. 4

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