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  • Automation and Lean: Scaling up the Lean Value Chain

    by Sudip Pal on  Apr 15, 2017

    While lean principles enable us to be effective and innovative everywhere we work, finding automation opportunities across every technology and customer focused processes can unlock bigger potential for repeatedly delivering value to customers. This article shows how Ericsson applied lean principles in IT service delivery for automating manual repetitive tasks to improve quality and efficiency.

  • 2017 State of Testing Report

    by Ben Linders on  Apr 07, 2017 1

    The State of Testing 2017 report provides insights into the adoption of test techniques, practices, and test automation, and the challenges that testers are facing. This is fourth time that this survey has been done. InfoQ held an interview with the organizers of the State of Testing survey.

  • Hit or Miss: Reusing Selenium Scripts in Random Testing

    by Sasha Reminnyi Pavlo Vedilin on  Mar 11, 2017

    Just like during test execution process using an ‘exploratory’ technique, which is guided by a great deal of solid analytical thinking and a good portion of randomness, we can reuse or automate scripts to achieve similar results. All you need is a well-designed test automation solution and a bit of patience. Read the article to learn how you can use this approach in your testing activities.

Developing Quality Software: Differentiating Factors

Posted by Cynthia Freeney on  Mar 02, 2017

The level of software quality attainable is reflective of organizational commitment to a range of quality factors covering environments, experience, skills, education and processes.

Tailoring Your DevOps Transformation to Organizational Culture

Posted by Tomek Pająk on  Feb 22, 2017

To build a high performance organization via DevOps, one often needs to change the organizational culture. This case study shows how you can apply the competing values framework for culture change.

Interview with Wesley Coelho on Challenges in DevOps

Posted by Shane Hastie on  Jan 04, 2017

At the Agile 2016 Conference InfoQ spoke to Wesley Coelho, Senior Director of Business Development for Tasktop, about the communication challenges inherent in DevOps and how to overcome them.

How Difficult Can It Be to Integrate Software Development Tools? The Hard Truth

Posted by Betty Zakheim on  Jan 02, 2017

Integrating software development tools is very hard. Getting endpoints to inter-operate is both a technical and business problem. The real issue is friction caused by the dissimilarities among tools.

Automating the Database: A Win-Win for DBAs and DevOps

Posted by Yaniv Yehuda on  Dec 19, 2016

The key to effective database administration in DevOps initiatives is safe automation and enforced source control for the database, which prevents many errors from reaching the deployment stage.

Five Lessons Security Can Learn from DevOps

Posted by Wei Lien Dang on  Nov 30, 2016

New approaches in security are needed to address the challenges of DevOps. They must incorporate practices that rely on modularity, automation, standardization, auditability, and mirrored systems.

How Ousta Simulates Rides within a Two-Minute Test Cycle

Posted by Mostafa Saeed on  Oct 30, 2016

A simulation system built with microservices and an event driven architecture allows Egyptian ride hailing provider Ousta to automate the testing of their mobile apps. 3

Continuous Delivery Coding Patterns: Latent-to-Live Code & Forward Compatible Interim Versions

Posted by Luca Minudel on  Sep 02, 2016

Learn two novel practices for continuous delivery to increase speed and reliability of software development and reduce risks: Latent-to-live code pattern and Forward compatible interim versions.

Technical Practices as a Hack on Consciousness: Why to Hack Yourself

Posted by Jean Richardson Matthew Plavcan on  Sep 01, 2016

Software developers can raise their consciousness through the use of disciplined technical practices. A knowledgeable developer can influence an ever-increasing portion of the world. 1

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