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

    by John Ferguson Smart Antony Marcano Andy Palmer Jan Molak on  Mar 15, 2016 3

    Automated acceptance testing reduces time wasted in manual testing and bug fixing, and when combined with Behaviour-Driven Development, can guide development effort. But it requires skill, practice and discipline. The Screenplay Pattern helps teams address these difficulties and is where you may end up by mercilessly refactoring Page Objects using SOLID design principles.

  • The Way to No-Hotfix Deployment

    by Adam Pahlevi on  Mar 11, 2016 2

    Hot-fix redeployment is a waste of time and effort at best, and often a source of further regression, Adam discusses some ready-to-use techniques that helped he and his team reduce the frequency of hot-fix deployments to almost zero.

  • Testers in TDD teams

    by Maarten Folkers on  Mar 07, 2016 3

    In a team doing TDD (Test Driven Development) there is no need for testers that do manual checking. For testers this means that much of their traditional work disappears. Meanwhile modern testing solutions have become so technical that implementation requires specialists. For testers this presents a very interesting opportunity, but it requires solid technical skills.

Agile Approaches in Test Planning

Posted by Ben Linders on  Feb 21, 2016

An interview with Eddy Bruin and Ray Oei about test plans in agile, how to make stakeholders aware that they can influence quality, and which agile practices they recommend for testing.

Q&A With Mike Talks on Why Agile Testing Needs Deprogramming

Posted by Shane Hastie on  Feb 12, 2016

Mike Talks, Test Manager at Datacom, gave a talk at the Agile New Zealand 2015 conference on Deprogramming the Cargo Cult of Testing. Afterwards he explained why agile testing needs deprogramming 1

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.

What’s New in iOS 9: Xcode 7 and Other Developer Tools

Posted by Sergio De Simone on  Oct 09, 2015

In the fifth instalment of this series, we will describe what is new within Apple Developer Tools, including Xcode Playgrounds, LLDB, UI testing, Interface Builder, etc.

A Conversation with James Shore on Agile Fluency and Let's Code Javascript

Posted by Shane Hastie on  Sep 12, 2015

At the recent Agile Australia Conference James Shore spoke to InfoQ about his work on agile fluency, teaching and building tools for test driven development in javascript.

Q&A with Ron Jeffries on The Nature of Software Development.

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jul 05, 2015

The book "the nature of software development" intents to help people to organize their thoughts about value and find ways to deliver value in software development.

Q&A on Fifty Quick Ideas to Improve Your Tests

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jun 23, 2015

The book Fifty Quick Ideas to Improve Your Tests provides suggestions that cross functional teams that are doing iterative delivery can use to manage and improve their testing activities.

Q&A on Test Driven Development and Code Smells with James Grenning

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jun 19, 2015

James Grenning talks about why people are not doing technical practices sufficiently or well enough, TDD and unit tests, and on becoming better in discovering "bad code”.

APIs with Swagger : An Interview with Reverb’s Tony Tam

Posted by Mike Amundsen on  Jun 09, 2015

After a flurry of activity from thier open working group Swagger 2.0 was officially released in September 2014. Since then responsibliity for leading Swagger would be handed over to SmartBear.

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