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  • Using vfsStream to Test File Uploads with Laravel

    by Terry Rowland on  Nov 16, 2016

    Testing of uploading files can be tricky, but with the right tools and the knowledge of a few tricks, the process can be more efficient and a lot less difficult. This article goes over creating an endpoint to upload a CSV file of users and testing that users in the CSV are displayed in the JSON response, as well as adding validation to ensure CSV files are the types of files being dealt with.

  • How Java Developers Can Use the Wiremock Framework to Simulate HTTP-Based APIs

    by Wojciech Bulaty on  Nov 08, 2016 2

    A common syndrome in development shops today is the repeated creation of over-the-wire stubs and mocks for testing. In this article Wojciech Bulaty covers how Java developers can avoid reinventing the wheel and leverage Wiremock to build over-the-wire HTTP(s) stubs.

  • But is it Safe?

    by Gary K. Evans on  Oct 31, 2016

    While it is rare to hear the question, "Is this software safe?", the safety aspects of software are becoming increasingly important. The proliferation of IoT devices increases the widespread impact a small problem can cause. Several techniques exist to help developers analyze and improve the safety of software they create.

Why and How to Test Logging

Posted by Matthew Skelton Manuel Pais on  Oct 29, 2016

Logging and aggregation are crucial tools for today's complex, distributed systems. They provide rich insights which keep time to recover short. We must therefore make sure we test logging adequately. 1

Standardizing Requirements Descriptions on Scrum Projects for Better Development and Testing Quality

Posted by Elena Belkovskaya on  Sep 24, 2016

Standardizing requirements descriptions on Scrum projects benefit development and testing quality by enablling full coverage, minimizing errors, and facilitating scheduling and requirements changes. 1

Technical Practices as a Hack on Consciousness: Why to Hack Yourself

Posted by Jean Richardson Matthew Plavcan on  Sep 01, 2016

Software developers can raise their consciousness through the use of disciplined technical practices. A knowledgeable developer can influence an ever-increasing portion of the world. 1

Q&A with Diomidis Spinellis on Effective Debugging

Posted 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.

So, How Do You Make Agile Successful?

Posted by Chen Ping on  Aug 21, 2016

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. 13

JUnit 5 - An Early Test Drive - Part 2

Posted by Nicolai Parlog on  Aug 15, 2016

JUnit 5 is coming! In part 1 of our JUnit 5 coverage we wrote some preliminary tests. In part 2, we take a closer look at how to run tests, and some of the cool features JUnit 5 brings to the table. 8

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.

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