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  • So, How Do You Make Agile Successful?

    by Chen Ping on  Aug 21, 2016 10

    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. It first shows how Scrum can be harmful, then argues how Agile requires different skills on both product and delivery levels. It suggests to use CICD to counteract Scrum's traps and stresses the importance of systems thinking.

  • JUnit 5 - An Early Test Drive - Part 2

    by Nicolai Parlog on  Aug 15, 2016 6

    JUnit, Java's most ubiquitous testing framework, is getting an update. In part one of our JUnit 5 coverage, we looked at how we got here and wrote some preliminary tests. In part two, we take a closer look at how to run tests and at some of the very cool new features JUnit 5 brings to the table for us developers.

  • Intro to knysa: Async-Await Style PhantomJS Scripting

    by Bo Zou on  Jul 21, 2016 1

    Typical PhantomJS test frameworks suffer from callback hell and other tricks that reduce the clarity of how the program flows. Bo Zou created knysa which uses async-await style programming to eliminate these callbacks. Additionally, there's no need to resort to currying and common try-catch-fail constructs are used to maintain a sane path through the code.

Beyond Page Objects: Next Generation Test Automation with Serenity and the Screenplay Pattern

Posted by John Ferguson Smart, Antony Marcano, Andy Palmer, Jan Molak on  Mar 15, 2016

In this article we explore how to create automated fluent BDD scenarios using the Screenplay Pattern – a possible outcome of mercilessly refactoring Page Objects using SOLID design principles. 3

Developing Test Automation Scripts and Automation Frameworks

Posted by Sasha Reminnyi on  Oct 24, 2015

In the article Alexander responds to the questions about the difference between test frameworks and test scripts and discusses an approach for how test a automation solution could be implemented. 4

Infrastructure Code Reviews

Posted by Chris Burroughs on  Sep 24, 2015

As infrastructure becomes code, reviewing (and testing) provides the confidence necessary for refactoring systems. Reviews also help spread consistent best practices throughout the organization.

Q&A on Fifty Quick Ideas to Improve Your Tests

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jun 23, 2015

The book Fifty Quick Ideas to Improve Your Tests provides suggestions that cross functional teams that are doing iterative delivery can use to manage and improve their testing activities.

Continuous Quality and the Cloud: How You Should Be Testing Mobile Apps

Posted by Eran Kinsbruner on  May 05, 2015

Cloud based test labs provide an infrastructure to automatically test your software on a great number of devices. Leverage this in your build to reach to goal of continuous quality.

Continuous Delivery: Huge Benefits, but Challenges Too

Posted by Lianping Chen on  Apr 30, 2015

This article explains why Paddy Power adopted continuous delivery (CD), describes the resulting CD capability, and reports the huge benefits and challenges involved. 1

A Tester’s Perspective on Agile Snags

Posted by Priyanka Hasija on  Apr 18, 2015

Priyanka presents some of the advantages and challenges that agile adoption brings for testers and testing and presents some ideas on how to overcome the obstacles and leverage the advantages.

Q&A with Andy Singleton on Unblock! A Guide to the New Continuous Agile

Posted by Ben Linders on  Mar 10, 2015

The book Unblock! A Guide to the New Continuous Agile by Andy Singleton provides ideas and practices for doing distributed cloud-based development with continuous delivery.

Insights into the Testing and Release Processes for Chrome for iOS

Posted by Sergio De Simone on  Feb 09, 2015

How does Google manage the test and release processes for Chrome for iOS? What kind of tests are in place? What is the life cycle of a new feature from acceptance to release?

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