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    2017 State of Testing Report

    by Ben Linders Follow 9 Followers on  Apr 07, 2017 2

    The State of Testing 2017 report provides insights into the adoption of test techniques, practices, and test automation, and the challenges that testers are facing. This is fourth time that this survey has been done. InfoQ held an interview with the organizers of the State of Testing survey.

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    Developing Quality Software: Differentiating Factors

    by Cynthia Freeney Follow 0 Followers on  Mar 02, 2017

    The level of software quality attainable is a reflection of an organizational business decision. There are many factors that influence this decision, including development, build and testing environments effectiveness, resources and their associated skillset, integrity, motivations and experience levels, commercial agreements, and adopted processes and productivity tools.

  • Culture & Methods Follow 176 Followers

    Tailoring Your DevOps Transformation to Organizational Culture

    by Tomek Pająk Follow 0 Followers on  Feb 22, 2017

    To build a high performance organization via DevOps, one often needs to change the organizational culture. Culture is a cornerstone which either amplifies or dooms strategic initiatives in your company. This case study shows how you can apply the competing values framework for culture change, supported by tools to measure and visualize culture.

Culture & Methods Follow 176 Followers

The Misaligned Middle and Getting off the Hamster Wheel Using Kanban

Posted by Shane Hastie Follow 11 Followers on  Jan 31, 2017

At the Agile 2016 conference, Dominica DeGrandis and Julia Wester of Leankit gave talks on helping middle managers adapt to change and how Kanban can be used to identify problems in workflows .

DevOps Follow 235 Followers

Q&A on Starting and Scaling DevOps in the Enterprise

Posted by Ben Linders Follow 9 Followers on  Jan 12, 2017

The book Starting and Scaling DevOps in the Enterprise by Gary Gruver provides a DevOps based approach for continuously improving development and delivery processes in large organizations.

Culture & Methods Follow 176 Followers

How Difficult Can It Be to Integrate Software Development Tools? The Hard Truth

Posted by Betty Zakheim Follow 0 Followers on  Jan 02, 2017

Integrating software development tools is very hard. Getting endpoints to inter-operate is both a technical and business problem. The real issue is friction caused by the dissimilarities among tools.

DevOps Follow 235 Followers

Elevating Builds into a Container

Posted by Wes Higbee Follow 0 Followers on  Dec 29, 2016

Automated builds and delivery pipelines are a wonderful thing once they’re operational. But provisioning build agents can be quite painful. It can be greatly simplified by running tools in containers. 1

DevOps Follow 235 Followers

Automating the Database: A Win-Win for DBAs and DevOps

Posted by Yaniv Yehuda Follow 0 Followers on  Dec 19, 2016

The key to effective database administration in DevOps initiatives is safe automation and enforced source control for the database, which prevents many errors from reaching the deployment stage.

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Book Review: Learn Apache JMeter by Example

Posted by Victor Grazi Follow 8 Followers on  Dec 06, 2016

JMeter is an indispensable tool for testing load and functionality of multi-tiered applications. This book is the manual that should have been included to help surmount the learning curve.

Culture & Methods Follow 176 Followers

Q&A on the ​Practice of System and Network Administration (3rd Edition)

Posted by Ben Linders Follow 9 Followers on  Nov 28, 2016

The third edition of The Practice of System and Network Administration incorporates developments like DevOps, infrastructure as code, continuous integration, operational excellence and assessments.

Culture & Methods Follow 176 Followers

Ultimate Kanban: Scaling Agile without Frameworks at Ultimate Software

Posted by Steve Reid Follow 0 Followers , Prateek Singh Follow 0 Followers , Daniel S. Vacanti Follow 0 Followers on  Nov 27, 2016

Through the innovative use of flow practices and principles Ultimate Software has been able to achieve many of the benefits of a Lean-Agile implementation without the use of a heavyweight framework. 1

Culture & Methods Follow 176 Followers

Improving Scrum with the Kanban-Ace Framework

Posted by Joseph Hurtado Follow 0 Followers on  Oct 19, 2016

The Kanban-Ace Framework welcomes Scrum, and helps teams improve their level of agility. This article introduces the Akashi Bridge, a new Kanban-Ace tool for Scrum teams. 1

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