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Culture & Methods Follow 235 Followers

Approval Testing with TextTest

by Ben Linders Follow 12 Followers on  Feb 09, 2017

Approval testing is a test technique which compares the current output of your code with an 'approved' version. The approved version is created by initially examining the test output and approving the result. You can revisit the approved version and easily update it when the requirements change. Approval testing is supported by TextTest, an open source tool for text-based functional testing.

Culture & Methods Follow 235 Followers

Dead Code Must Be Removed

by Ben Linders Follow 12 Followers on  Feb 09, 2017 4

Dead code needs to be found and removed; leaving dead code in is an obstacle to programmer understanding and action, and there's the risk that the code is awakened which can cause significant problems. Deleting dead code is not a technical problem; it is a problem of mindset and culture.

.NET Follow 130 Followers

Microsoft to Offer Live Unit Testing in Visual Studio 2017

by Jonathan Allen Follow 195 Followers on  Feb 07, 2017 2

With more features being pushed down into less expensive versions, Microsoft is always looking for ways to justify the hefty price tag for Visual Studio Enterprise Edition. New for this year, the headline feature is “live unit testing”.

Culture & Methods Follow 235 Followers

Testing Challenges and Essential Skills for Testers

by Ben Linders Follow 12 Followers on  Jan 26, 2017 1

Complex AI systems with non-deterministic outcomes pose challenges for testers and programmers. Such systems will increasingly become normal in high-impact, high-risk applications, argues Fiona Charles; testers should increase their capacity for thinking and learning and develop a number of personal strengths such as courage and good judgement.

.NET Follow 130 Followers

Microsoft Open Sources Visual Studio Test

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Jan 21, 2017

Microsoft has open sourced their Visual Studio Test Platform (VS Test) used to run tests in many languages, collect diagnostic data and report the results.

Culture & Methods Follow 235 Followers

Writing Good Unit Tests

by Ben Linders Follow 12 Followers on  Jan 19, 2017 15

Try to keep units small, use appropriate tools, and pair-up programmers and tester; these are suggestions for writing good unit tests. Unit testing is a mixture of programming and testing; programmers can work together with testers to learn from each other and broaden their knowledge horizons.

Culture & Methods Follow 235 Followers

2017 State of Testing Survey

by Ben Linders Follow 12 Followers on  Jan 09, 2017

The 2017 State of Testing survey aims to provide insights into how the testing profession develops. The survey is open throughout January 2017.

Culture & Methods Follow 235 Followers

Talks at Better Software East / DevOps East / Agile Dev East 2016

by Abraham Marín Pérez Follow 6 Followers on  Nov 18, 2016

The third and fourth days of the triple conference Better Software East / DevOps East / Agile Dev East held in Orlando, Florida, continued the trend established by the first two, with talks covering a wide range of topics but with a clear emphasis on testing. While days 1 and 2 were filled with half and full-day tutorials, days 3 and 4 were based on one-hour talks.

Culture & Methods Follow 235 Followers

Tutorials at Better Software East / DevOps East / Agile Dev East 2016

by Abraham Marín Pérez Follow 6 Followers on  Nov 16, 2016

Between the 14th and 18th November, the three conferences Better Software East, DevOps East and Agile Dev East are taking place simultaneously in the same venue in Orlando, Florida. The conferences are organised around two days of tutorials, two days of talks, and a closing Agile Summit day with keynotes by several international speakers. InfoQ attended the conference to report on its contents.

Culture & Methods Follow 235 Followers

Kyle McMeekin on Real World Testing Challenges

by Shane Hastie Follow 11 Followers on  Nov 04, 2016

At the recent Agile 2016 conference, InfoQ spoke to Kyle McMeekin about the real world challenges around software testing in agile development, the push to have more test automation and how exploratory testing is different from and more effective than scripted manual testing.

DevOps Follow 305 Followers

Honeycomb - A Tool for Debugging Complex Systems

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 4 Followers on  Oct 31, 2016 1

Honeycomb is a tool for observing and correlating events in distributed systems. It provides a different approach from existing tools like Zipkin in that it moves away from the single-request-tracing model to a more free-form model of collecting and querying data across layers and dimensions.

Culture & Methods Follow 235 Followers

Increase Learning with 10% Autonomy Time

by Ben Linders Follow 12 Followers on  Oct 20, 2016

Giving teams autonomy to spend 10% of their time for learning reduces delivery time, increases quality, and increases motivation. The 10% rule gives teams full autonomy to work on things they consider important. It results in freeing up people's creativity and letting teams grow their potential.

Development Follow 191 Followers

Microsoft Open-Sources P Language for Safe Async Event-Driven Programming

by Sergio De Simone Follow 5 Followers on  Oct 12, 2016 1

Microsoft’s recently open-sourced P language aims to make it possible to write safe asynchronous event-driven programs on Linux, macOS, and Windows.

Culture & Methods Follow 235 Followers

Continuous Delivery at Klaverblad Insurance

by Ben Linders Follow 12 Followers on  Oct 07, 2016

Continuous delivery should be treated as an agile project as it is about automating your deployment. You have to speed up in small steps and gain trust by doing small deliveries and solve problems fast. The story about how Klaverblad insurance has implemented Agile, DevOps, continuous delivery, and microservices.

Architecture & Design Follow 794 Followers

Behaviour-Driven Development Anti-Patterns

by Jan Stenberg Follow 9 Followers on  Sep 30, 2016 1

Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD) can help in improving how business stakeholders and software developers communicate with each other, but there are some common anti-patterns when using Cucumber to run the automated tests, which Aslak Hellesøy, Matt Wynne and Steve Tooke described in a recent discussion.

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