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It is not Agile's fault, it is your fault - Are you fed up with such statements? This article tries to provide a more constructive answer on how to make Agile successful. It first shows how Scrum can be harmful, then argues how Agile requires different skills on both product and delivery levels. It suggests to use CICD to counteract Scrum's traps and stresses the importance of systems thinking.
JUnit, Java's most ubiquitous testing framework, is getting an update. In part one of our JUnit 5 coverage, we looked at how we got here and wrote some preliminary tests. In part two, we take a closer look at how to run tests and at some of the very cool new features JUnit 5 brings to the table for us developers.
We review the book Infrastructure as Code by Kief Morris, who lays down the foundation for Infrastructure as Code and outlines the main patterns and practices recommended for building it.
Mirco Hering explains why we shouldn't leave COTS products (and the people working on them) left behind in a DevOps world. With creative solutions we can apply good practices from custom software.
Knysa is a PhantomJS library that uses async-await style programming to get rid of callback hell. Creator Bo Zou shows how to create your own tests with knysa. 1
The article discusses a catalog of configuration smells, provides a few examples of such smells along with corresponding refactorings, and lists a few tools that could be used to reveal such smells. 2
With the fast-pace of cloud changes, 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?
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.
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.
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
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