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  • Solutions for Testing Blockchain: Private Blockchains, Permutations, and Shifting Left

    Blockchain is an emerging software architecture that has the potential to be a big disruptor in the industry. With change however, comes the added risk of quality issues. As developers and test engineers, we need to be prepared for those changes to better adapt to the new technology and allow for the continued development of software and products through it, without compromising on quality.

  • Paving the Road to Production

    Coinbase has gotten much from its deploy pipelines. We deploy thousands of servers across hundreds of projects per day, to serve our millions of customers and their billions in assets. This article explores the journey Coinbase took to get where it is now, it describes their paved roads and how they've had to change over time in response to their company growing.

  • Building Your Own Agile Team Maturity Assessment

    An agile maturity assessment can help teams come to a common understanding of what agile maturity looks like and what steps they can take to get there. In this article, we are going to dive into the value of assessing things, with concrete examples you can use, and will help you learn how to build an assessment for your teams and/or organization that is fit-for-purpose.

  • Validation of Autonomous Systems

    This article introduces validation and certification as well as the general approval of autonomous systems and their components, such as those used in automation technology and robotics. It gives an overview of methods for verification and validation of autonomous systems, sketches current tools and show the evolution towards AI-based techniques for influence analysis of continuous changes.

  • Enhance Your Testing Strategy with Mind Map-Driven Testing

    Mind map-driven testing can enable testers to focus on test idea generation, it exposes you to your thinking and enables you to brainstorm and organize your ideas effectively. This article shares ideas and knowledge about mind maps and shows how they can be used as lean documents to plan, organize, record, present, and report on testing.

  • Quick and Seamless Release Management for Java Projects with JReleaser

    Andres Almiray's quest to learn Go led him to discover GoReleaser and its multiple benefits to managing Go projects. Inspired by a conversation with Max Andersen about the manner in which JBang manages releases on multiple platforms, Almiray embarked on a journey to build a flexible release tool for the Java ecosystem. InfoQ spoke to Almiray for a detailed view of JReleaser.

  • Dealing with Remote Team Challenges

    Remote working provides challenges such as providing equitable access, ensuring adequate resources and tooling, addressing social isolation and issues of trust. Remote-first and truly asynchronous teams tend to consistently perform better. In the future, organisations will continue to have remote on their agenda. Fully realising the benefits of remote teams requires trust building and intent.

  • Q&A on the Book Bitwise - A Life in Code

    In the book Bitwise - A Life in Code, David Auerbach discusses the gap between how computers picture the world and how it really is, and provides his story of attempting to close that gap. The book explores how technology has impacted society and aims to make you think about what computers do to people.

  • Q&A on The Digital Quality Handbook

    The Digital Quality Handbook explores the challenges of testing mobile and web applications and shows how to apply agile practices to deliver quality at speed. Some of the topics covered are test automation, sizing mobile testlabs, addressing test flakiness, crowdsourced testing, performance testing, and applying DevOps practices.

  • 2017 State of Testing Report

    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.

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

    Integrating tools used in software development and delivery is very hard. Getting endpoints to inter-operate is not a purely technical challenge, it’s more of a business problem. While there are a few choices in selecting the technical integration infrastructure (integration via APIs or at the database layer), the real challenges have more to do with friction caused by the dissimilarities.

  • Anders Wallgren of Electric Cloud on Metrics for DevOps and the Importance of Culture

    At Agile 2016, Anders Wallgren of Electric Cloud spoke about the importance of metrics for DevOps success, selecting the right things to measure and the importance of having a generative culture. He gave examples of how organizations have improved cycle times and quality outcomes by orders of magnitude and explored why they were able to achieve these results.

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