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Culture & Methods Follow 68 Followers

Automated Acceptance Testing Supports Continuous Delivery

by Ben Linders Follow 5 Followers on  Apr 28, 2017

Automated acceptance tests are an essential component of a continuous delivery style testing strategy, as they give an important and different insight into the behaviour of our systems. Developers must own the responsibility to keep acceptance tests running and passing, argued Dave Farley; you don't want to have a separate QA team lagging behind a development team.

DevOps Follow 93 Followers

Jenkins Gets a Facelift with Release of Blue Ocean 1.0

by Craig Smith Follow 1 Followers on  Apr 25, 2017

Jenkins, the popular open source automation server that is used by development teams worldwide for continuous integration and continuous delivery pipelines, has recently announced the general availability of Blue Ocean 1.0.

.NET Follow 49 Followers

NuGet is Now Part of MSBuild

by Jonathan Allen Follow 6 Followers on  Apr 06, 2017 4

After experimenting with a json-based project format, Microsoft has returned to MSBuild as the foundation for C# and VB project files. Along with that decision came the promise to implement many of the much-liked project.json features. Today we’re going to talk about one of these features, NuGet integration.

Development Follow 56 Followers

GitLab 9 Brings Subgroups, Deploy Boards, and Integrated Monitoring

by Sergio De Simone Follow 4 Followers on  Mar 31, 2017

GitLab has announced version 9 of its collaborative platform for software development. Some of its most notable new features are subgroups and integrated performance monitoring, among others. InfoQ has spoken with Sid Sijbrandij, Co-Founder and CEO at GitLab.

Culture & Methods Follow 68 Followers

Agile is King, But Continuous Integration is an Elusive Goal

by Rui Miguel Ferreira Follow 2 Followers on  Mar 23, 2017 5

A recent survey led by Dimension Data on the testing trends in modern development teams shows that agile methods are widely adopted, whereas only a few organizations reported the ability to deploy on a hourly-basis, an increasing goal amongst the respondents.

Culture & Methods Follow 68 Followers

Improving IT Performance with Continuous Delivery

by Ben Linders Follow 5 Followers on  Mar 11, 2017

The main benefit of continuous delivery is lower-risk releases; comprehensive test automation and continuous integration are practices that have the biggest impact on IT performance. Research of continuous delivery and IT performance tells us that implementing continuous delivery practices leads to higher IT performance and high performers achieve both higher tempo and higher levels of stability.

Culture & Methods Follow 68 Followers

Organizing Improvements with Lean Leadership at ING Bank

by Ben Linders Follow 5 Followers on  Mar 09, 2017

It’s the manager’s job to organize improvements and to make sure that real learnings take place. For real learnings you must accept the unknown and move outside of your knowledge boundary. Agile, lean and continuous delivery help to boost your learning capabilities.

DevOps Follow 93 Followers

Setting up a DevOps Pipeline for an IoT Application

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 1 Followers on  Feb 13, 2017

In a recent article on the MSDN site, Daniel Meixler explores a complete DevOps lifecycle for an Internet of Things (IoT) application using Microsoft frameworks and components. The concepts can be generalized to other IoT platforms with some changes.

Culture & Methods Follow 68 Followers

Practical Tips for Automated Acceptance Tests

by Ben Linders Follow 5 Followers on  Feb 10, 2017

Testing techniques like Equivalence Partitioning, Boundary Value Analysis, and Risk-based Testing can help you decide what to test and when to automate a test. InfoQ spoke with Adrian Bolboacă about different types of tests, writing sufficient and good acceptance tests, criteria to decide to automate a test, and how to apply test automation to create executable specifications.

Culture & Methods Follow 68 Followers

Approval Testing with TextTest

by Ben Linders Follow 5 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.

Development Follow 56 Followers

GitLab 8.16 Now Includes Monitoring and Extends Auto Deploy to Google Container Engine

by Sergio De Simone Follow 4 Followers on  Jan 27, 2017

Following the introduction of auto-deploy to Kubernetes on OpenShift last month, GitLab 8.16 makes auto-deploy available on Google Cloud. Additionally, GitLab 8.16 improves its issue search and filter UI, and includes monitoring tool Prometheus and Slack-alternative Mattermost.

JavaScript Follow 32 Followers

Webpack 2 Finalized with Focus on Improved Documentation

by David Iffland Follow 2 Followers on  Jan 19, 2017

The final release of webpack 2, the popular JavaScript module and asset bundler, has arrived, bringing with it native support for ES2015 and vastly improved documentation. However, it's too early to tell if the new version will dramatically improve build times and file sizes.

Culture & Methods Follow 68 Followers

Yahoo! Screwdriver–A CD Tool That Scales

by Abel Avram Follow 3 Followers on  Jan 13, 2017

Yahoo! has open sourced Screwdriver, their CD tool used internally in production.

Culture & Methods Follow 68 Followers

Opinion: What 2017 Has in Store for Culture & Methods

by Shane Hastie Follow 9 Followers , Ben Linders Follow 5 Followers , Susan McIntosh Follow 2 Followers , Rui Miguel Ferreira Follow 2 Followers , Craig Smith Follow 1 Followers on  Jan 11, 2017

We polled the InfoQ Culture & Methods editors for their takes on what 2017 has in store for the technology industry, what are the trends which we see coming to the fore and what the implications will be for organizations around the globe.

Development Follow 56 Followers

GitLab 8.15 Introduces Auto Deploy and Web Terminal

by Sergio De Simone Follow 4 Followers on  Dec 27, 2016

The latest GitLab version, 8.15, provides new CD/CI features aimed to automate deployments on a variety of platforms and to make it easier to reach your staging or production deployments through a command line interface.

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