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Culture & Methods Follow 67 Followers

Writing Good Unit Tests

by Ben Linders Follow 5 Followers on  Jan 19, 2017 15

Try to keep units small, use appropriate tools, and pair-up programmers and tester; these are suggestions for writing good unit tests. Unit testing is a mixture of programming and testing; programmers can work together with testers to learn from each other and broaden their knowledge horizons.

Culture & Methods Follow 67 Followers

2017 State of Testing Survey

by Ben Linders Follow 5 Followers on  Jan 09, 2017

The 2017 State of Testing survey aims to provide insights into how the testing profession develops. The survey is open throughout January 2017.

DevOps Follow 92 Followers

HashiCorp Release Terraform 0.8, Including an Interactive Console, and Vault and Nomad Providers

by Daniel Bryant Follow 12 Followers on  Jan 04, 2017 1

HashiCorp has released v0.8 of Terraform, an open source tool that enables the building, combining and launching of programmable infrastructure providers such as Amazon Web Services, VMware vSphere, and UltraDNS. Major new functionality includes an interactive console, conditional values, and HashiCorp Vault and Nomad providers.

Culture & Methods Follow 67 Followers

Tutorials at Better Software East / DevOps East / Agile Dev East 2016

by Abraham Marín Pérez  Followers on  Nov 16, 2016

Between the 14th and 18th November, the three conferences Better Software East, DevOps East and Agile Dev East are taking place simultaneously in the same venue in Orlando, Florida. The conferences are organised around two days of tutorials, two days of talks, and a closing Agile Summit day with keynotes by several international speakers. InfoQ attended the conference to report on its contents.

Cloud Follow 30 Followers

Netflix Engineer Lorin Hochstein on Chaos Monkey 2.0

by Rags Srinivas Follow 0 Followers on  Oct 25, 2016

Netflix made waves when it initially announced Chaos Monkey, a tool that would terminate normally healthy VM instances in production. The goal was to embrace failure and thereby increase resiliency. Rags Srinivas caught up with Lorin Hochstein at Netflix regarding the recent upgrade to Chaos Monkey.

Culture & Methods Follow 67 Followers

Achieving Cloud-Native Operability

by Ben Linders Follow 5 Followers on  Oct 13, 2016

To drive operational maturity you need a microservices architecture, continuous delivery process, DevOps culture and platform automation. Together these four help you to transform your whole organization for achieving cloud-native operability to continuously deliver additional value to your customers.

Culture & Methods Follow 67 Followers

Continuous Delivery at Klaverblad Insurance

by Ben Linders Follow 5 Followers on  Oct 07, 2016

Continuous delivery should be treated as an agile project as it is about automating your deployment. You have to speed up in small steps and gain trust by doing small deliveries and solve problems fast. The story about how Klaverblad insurance has implemented Agile, DevOps, continuous delivery, and microservices.

Culture & Methods Follow 67 Followers

Key Takeaways from the 'Agile on the Beach' 2016 Conference: Day One

by Daniel Bryant Follow 12 Followers on  Sep 11, 2016

At the sixth ‘Agile on the Beach’ conference, held in Cornwall, UK, several leading practitioners of agile software delivery presented the state-of-the-art and emerging trends within this domain. Key takeaways included the value of the scientific method to drive change; the use of Continuous Delivery (CD) for improving safety and speed; and the power of cognitive bias during the user testing.

Culture & Methods Follow 67 Followers

Microservices Imply a Distributed System

by Ben Linders Follow 5 Followers on  Sep 10, 2016

Moving towards microservices means moving towards distributed systems where you have to deal with latency, authorization and authentication, and messages that do not arrive, argues Sander Hoogendoorn. With microservices you can break down large systems into smaller components to regain control over the architecture.

Culture & Methods Follow 67 Followers

Continuous Deployment at Coolblue

by Ben Linders Follow 5 Followers on  Sep 01, 2016

Continuous deployment results in a higher sense of responsibility and better quality of deployments, argues Paul de Raaij, technical pathfinder at Coolblue. Coding standards prevent your code base from becoming a mess, automated inspections are great for tedious and boring checks, and manual checks are great for checking if the logic or use of code actually makes sense.

Mobile Follow 22 Followers

LinkedIn Test Butler Aims to Improve UI Testing on Android

by Sergio De Simone Follow 4 Followers on  Aug 19, 2016 1

Test Butler is an open-source testing tool for Android that aims to allow developers to reliably run UI tests, writes LinkedIn engineer Drew Hannay and creator of Test Butler, by allowing developers to programmatically control a number of testing environment settings.

Development Follow 55 Followers

API Mocking Tool WireMock v2 Released with Improved Request Matching and Stub Management

by Daniel Bryant Follow 12 Followers on  Aug 16, 2016

WireMock v2, an API mocking and service virtualisation tool, has been released. Core enhancements include improved request verification failure reporting, the ability to create custom request matching logic (including the use of Java 8 lambdas), randomly distributed delays (currently with uniform and lognormal distributions), and matching on cookies and basic auth headers.

DevOps Follow 92 Followers

DevOps Survival in the Highly Regulated Financial Industry

by Manuel Pais Follow 4 Followers on  Jul 31, 2016

Robert Scherrer, head of application engineering at SIX, on how the company leveraged DevOps principles and benefits in the highly regulated Swiss financial industry. Engaging with compliance auditors to collaboratively agree on solutions early before it's too costly to change and avoiding legacy internal directives (not actually required by external regulations) are the main takeaways.

DevOps Follow 92 Followers

The Growing Industry of DevOps Consulting

by Elton Stoneman Follow 0 Followers on  Jul 22, 2016

DevOps transformation projects are increasingly appealing to established enterprises. InfoQ spoke to three businesses focused on DevOps consulting to understand how they are helping businesses make the change.

Architecture & Design Follow 262 Followers

Design for Continuous Evolution: Immutable Model Is Key for Robustness

by Thomas Betts Follow 3 Followers on  Jul 13, 2016

At QCon New York, Eric Brewer described how advancing from continuous delivery to fast and stable continuous evolution requires a discrete construction step to define an immutable model of the system. Brewer’s compute infrastructure design team uses Helm to construct and safely validate new deployment models, prior to attempting real deployment, although the concepts are technology agnostic.

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