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  • Q&A with Diomidis Spinellis on Effective Debugging

    by Ben Linders on  Aug 24, 2016

    The book Effective Debugging by Diomidis Spinellis describes 66 different approaches for effective debugging of applications and systems. It provides methods, strategies, techniques, and tools for finding and removing faults, and gives examples for using them in different settings.

  • So, How Do You Make Agile Successful?

    by Chen Ping on  Aug 21, 2016 13

    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 5 - An Early Test Drive - Part 2

    by Nicolai Parlog on  Aug 15, 2016 6

    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.

Book Review and Excerpt: Infrastructure as Code

Posted by Abel Avram on  Jul 25, 2016

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.

JUnit 5 - An Early Test Drive - Part 1

Posted by Nicolai Parlog on  Jul 19, 2016

JUnit 5 is coming! It thoughtfully improves the JUnit API, has a great extension model, and a revolutionary architecture, which might very well redefine the future of testing on the JVM. 4

Building a Team with Complementary Testing Skills

Posted by Sanjay Zalavadia on  May 23, 2016

Today we'll get tactical, and talk about how the delivery team can acquire all the skills it needs to deliver software when the number of testers are low and specialization is a reality.

Now or Never: the Ultimate Strategy for Handling Defects

Posted by Kirill Klimov on  May 02, 2016

How do you handle a long list of defects in your project? You don't. Kirill Klimov explains why you should solve defects right away, or state that you will not solve them. 2

Production Like Performance Tests of Web-Services

Posted by Stefan Goebbels on  Apr 29, 2016

New impetus to performance testing: performance split testing as attempt to make performance testing of web services more dynamic by using real-time production traffic and applying the A/B testing. 3

The Holistic Approach: Preventing Software Disasters

Posted by Olivier Bonsignour on  Apr 28, 2016

Olivier Bonsignour on what "X-Raying" software means, how it can help prevent software disasters and why CIOs should care. 3

Q&A with the Authors on "Requirements: The Masterclass LiveLessons-Traditional, Agile, Outsourcing"

Posted by Rui Miguel Ferreira on  Apr 17, 2016

InfoQ interviewed Suzanne and James Robertson on the "Requirements: The Masterclass LiveLessons - Traditional, Agile, Outsourcing" to get further insights into some of the topics addressed.

Full Stack Testing: Balancing Unit and End-to-End Tests

Posted by David Copeland on  Mar 30, 2016

The approach to full stack testing can be daunting. There's more than one way to test, but how do you balance your efforts? In this article, David Copeland looks at solving that challenge.

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

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

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

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