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  • Intro to knysa: Async-Await Style PhantomJS Scripting

    by Bo Zou on  Jul 21, 2016 1

    Typical PhantomJS test frameworks suffer from callback hell and other tricks that reduce the clarity of how the program flows. Bo Zou created knysa which uses async-await style programming to eliminate these callbacks. Additionally, there's no need to resort to currying and common try-catch-fail constructs are used to maintain a sane path through the code.

  • Writing Maintainable Configuration Code

    by Tushar Sharma Marios Fragkoulis Diomidis Spinellis on  Jul 08, 2016 2

    The article discusses a catalog of configuration smells containing 13 implementation configuration smells and 11 design configuration smells. It provides a few examples of configuration smells along with corresponding refactorings, explains their impact on the quality of the project, and lists a few tools that could be used to reveal such smells.

  • Article Series: Cloud and "Lock-in"

    by Richard Seroter on  Jul 01, 2016

    With the fast-pace of cloud changes (new services, providers entering and exiting), cloud lock-in remains a popular refrain. But what does it mean, and how can you ensure you're maximizing your cloud investment while keeping portability in mind?

Approaching Lock-In from a Consultant’s Perspective: An Interview with Nicki Watt

Posted by Richard Seroter on  Jun 30, 2016

Consultants play a major role in helping companies deliver software. How do these consultants tackle lock-in and build portable solutions? In this interview, OpenCredo's Nicki Watt tackles this topic.

Configure Once, Run Everywhere: Decoupling Configuration and Runtime

Posted by Anatole Tresch on  Jun 17, 2016

Configuration is one of the most widely used cross-cutting concerns in application development. Apache Tamaya is a new incubator project that brings standardized property management to Java.

Beyond Page Objects: Next Generation Test Automation with Serenity and the Screenplay Pattern

Posted by John Ferguson Smart Antony Marcano Andy Palmer Jan Molak on  Mar 15, 2016

In this article we explore how to create automated fluent BDD scenarios using the Screenplay Pattern – a possible outcome of mercilessly refactoring Page Objects using SOLID design principles. 3

Faster, Smarter DevOps

Posted by Derek Weeks on  Feb 18, 2016

Moving your release cadence from months to weeks is not just about learning Agile practices and getting some automation tools. It involves people, tooling and a transition plan. 2

Immutable Layers, Not (Just) Infrastructure

Posted by Kevin Fishner on  Dec 31, 2015

How splitting applications and infrastructure into separate immutable layers speeds up deployment times and increases resource density, while keeping the benefits of immutable infrastructure.

The Surprising Truth About DevOps in Banks

Posted by Benjamin Wootton on  Nov 23, 2015

Banks score high in some challenging areas for DevOps adoption: culture, architectural readiness, agile maturity and technical best practices. They score lower in technical and process based areas. 5

Thread – An Open Standard Protocol for Home Automation

Posted by Aniruddha Chakrabarti on  Nov 17, 2015

The Internet of Things is poised for huge growth and will be one of the key building blocks of digital technologies. Thread is a network protocol to connect various devices within your home. 3

Q&A with Matthias Marschall on Chef Infrastructure Automation Cookbook Update

Posted by Manuel Pais on  Nov 13, 2015

InfoQ asked Matthias Marshall what's new in the 2nd edition of his book and his view on the evolution of the configuration management tool space.

Q&A on the book Leading the Transformation

Posted by Ben Linders on  Oct 29, 2015

In the book Leading the Transformation executives Gary Gruver and Tommy Mouser share their experiences with applying lean and agile development methodologies in enterprise development teams.

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