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    Debugging Distributed Systems: Q&A with the “Squash” Microservice Debugger Creator Idit Levine

    by Daniel Bryant Follow 509 Followers on  Feb 26, 2018

    InfoQ recently sat down with Idit Levine, CEO of and creator of the new open source “Squash” microservices debugger, and discussed the challenges of observing and debugging distributed systems and applications.

  • Culture & Methods Follow 446 Followers

    Regression Testing Strategies: an Overview

    by Tatiana Bessonova Follow 2 Followers on  Feb 19, 2018 1

    However tedious, regression testing is a powerful gatekeeper protecting product quality. It is present in any project regardless of the development methodology. But how to organize it well? This calls for a quality regression testing strategy that requires good understanding of all aspects of this testing effort (types, methods and approaches). Find out more in our article.

  • Culture & Methods Follow 446 Followers

    Soft Skill Patterns for Software Developers: The “Learning from Unintended Failures” Pattern

    by Kevin Jackson Follow 1 Followers on  Dec 05, 2017

    Soft Skill Patterns describe human behaviours that effectively solve recurring problems. The "Learning from Unintended Failures" pattern helps us improve the resilience of a system after a failure. The pattern follows 4 steps: identify a failure, quickly resolve any immediate impact, analyse root cause and system behaviour during the failure, and finally generate and implement improvement ideas.

Culture & Methods Follow 446 Followers

Q&A on the Book What Drives Quality

Posted by Shane Hastie Follow 14 Followers on  Nov 06, 2017

Ben Linders has released a new book titled "What Drives Quality" in which he provides concrete examples and actionable advice to help identify and improve the quality of software products.

.NET Follow 226 Followers

Detecting and Analyzing Redundant Code

Posted by Zebedee Mason Follow 2 Followers on  Oct 02, 2017

As software development projects grow in scope, it is very easy for them to add redundant layers of code. The author provides his findings from his recent analysis of several open source projects. 4

Culture & Methods Follow 446 Followers

Q&A on the Book "Humans vs Computers"

Posted by Shane Hastie Follow 14 Followers on  Sep 20, 2017

Author Gojko Adzic has released a book Humans vs Computers in which he tells stories about the impact of edge cases and software bugs on the lives of real people and advises how to prevent these bugs

Culture & Methods Follow 446 Followers

Is TDD a Form of OCD?

Posted by Gilad David Maayan Follow 0 Followers on  Sep 15, 2017

Developers are increasingly testing their own and each other's code, triggering a fear of negative evaluation. Are practices like TDD a defense mechanism to protect coders from criticism? 8

Architecture & Design Follow 1503 Followers

Perspective on Architectural Fitness of Microservices

Posted by Philippe Assouline Follow 0 Followers on  Aug 21, 2017

In this article we peel the onion of the potential architectural fitness of microservices in the context of Master Data Management, and challenges of solving compute-intensive problem domains. 2

Java Follow 678 Followers

Automated Journey Testing with Cascade

Posted by Robin de Villiers Follow 1 Followers on  Aug 15, 2017

Starting with a brief history of software testing, we investigate Cascade, a new framework for testing “journeys”, eliminating overlapping coverage to produce fast unit tests.

Culture & Methods Follow 446 Followers

The Ultimate Feedback Loop: Learning from Customer Reported Defects

Posted by Emanuil Slavov Follow 0 Followers on  Jun 24, 2017

Investigating the root causes of customer reported defects will have a great impact on your organization and help to ensure customer satisfaction, lower costs and increase employee engagement.

Mobile Follow 110 Followers

Robotic Testing of Mobile Apps for Truly Black-Box Automation

Posted by Ke Mao Follow 0 Followers , Mark Harman Follow 0 Followers , Yue Jia Follow 0 Followers on  Jun 16, 2017

Axiz is a robotic-test generator for mobile apps which can be beneficial over simulation-based test automation for specific scenarios and that can be applied to the popular Google Calculator app. 1

Culture & Methods Follow 446 Followers

Are Unit Tests Part of Your Team’s Performance Reviews?

Posted by Eli Lopian Follow  Followers on  May 24, 2017

How do you make sure your developers are buying into agile? Eli Lopian explains why unit testing must be included in your regular performance reviews.

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