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  • Moldable Development: How Custom Tools Make Systems Explainable

    Moldable Development is a way of programming through which we construct custom tools for every software development problem. Glamorous Toolkit is a moldable development environment that can be used to mold custom tools.

  • Implementing Remote Software Verification and Validation Using a Real Vehicle

    Bosch is doing automated regression testing and user testing using a real car instead of a simulated one. Their aim is to test the software as quickly as possible, both from the test engineer's and user's perspectives. The car can be accessed remotely, and team members can work without being in the car.

  • Building Quality in for Blockchain Systems

    Blockchain technology can be used to build solutions that can naturally deliver better software quality. Using blockchain we can shift to smaller systems that store everything in a contract. We have to understand our data needs and decide what is stored in the chain and what off-chain, and think about how requirements, defects and testing history can be built into the contract models.

  • The Challenges of Reading Code and How to Deal with Them

    Reading code can be confusing in many ways; we are not explicitly taught how to read code, and we rarely practice code reading. Being aware of the cognitive processes that play a role can help to become better at reading code.

  • Adapting a Zero Bug Policy to Solve Bugs

    Applying a zero bug policy made it easier to prioritize bugs and increased team visibility and responsiveness towards bugs. As it’s a radical change, you will need to adapt it to your context regarding decision-making and time to fix a bug.

  • Qovery: a Heroku for Almost Any Cloud Provider?

    Qovery started on a journey to build a developer’s productivity tool which would allow scaling companies to keep up the rapid pace of delivery, without sacrificing quality or stability. One way is by combining the simplicity and “magic” of a PaaS, like Heroku, with IaaS’ flexibility. In a conversation with InfoQ, the CEO and founder, Romaric Philogene, provided more insights into their journey.

  • How Mob Programming Collective Habits Can be the Soil for Growing Technical Quality

    Mob programming can support teams in changing old habits into new effective habits for creating products in an agile way. Collectively-developed habits are hard to forget when you have other people around. Mob programming forces individuals to put new habits into practice regularly, making them easier to adopt. Teams are intolerant of repetition, looking for better ways of doing their work.

  • Automating Software Quality Certification at eBay

    The eBay Application Platform Team has started using Kubernetes Operators, Helm Charts and Jenkins to ensure software quality at the organization. In order to perform safe changes within the associated containers and environments, the team has created a self-service “certification” solution.

  • Experiences from Having Developers Write E2E Tests

    Developers writing e2e tests can make code testable, provide fast feedback, and prevent bugs. Wix worked with their product managers, developers, and QA engineers to transition from QA-only testing, to having developers write e2e tests to shift QA left and deliver faster.

  • Announcing the Value Stream Management Consortium

    Driven by a goal to accelerate global adoption of value stream management, Value Stream Management Consortium (VSMC) recently announced its formation. Aiming to function as the core of information and education in this space, VSMC was founded by leading technology providers such as, HCL Software, Plutora, ServiceNow, and Tasktop.

  • Adding Security to Testing to Enable Continuous Security Testing

    Teams can be trained by security experts to become able to identify areas to add security testing in the test process and add security checks as part of functional test automation. This can lead to continuous security testing where security defects can be spotted at an early stage with higher security testing coverage in every release.

  • Shifting Quality Left with the Test Pyramid

    Shifting quality left means building in quality much earlier in the software development cycle, rather than testing for quality after completion of development. Using the test pyramid model, a project was able to move testing towards earlier stages, thereby finding defects that caused integration issues earlier in development.

  • Agile Approaches for Building in Quality

    Built-in quality is a core pillar in agile. However, if we want to build in quality at scale, we need to look at the whole development life cycle. Quality awareness needs to be increased at multiple layers of the organization; agile coaches can help by boosting quality thinking by embracing an agile way of working.

  • 2021 State of Testing Survey: Call for Participation

    The 2021 State of Testing survey aims to provide insights into how the testing profession develops and to recognize the adoption of testing practices and testing trends. The survey is open through December.

  • Applying a Zero-Bug Policy at Redgate

    A zero-bug policy is a simple yet effective bug management system that can help you avoid being buried deep in months or sometimes even years-old bugs. Any bugs you agree are serious enough for you to fix, you fix right away, and any other bug will not be fixed and closed. Tom Walsh spoke about how Redgate Software applied the zero-bug policy at Lean Agile Exchange 2020.