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  • Google Chrome Never-Slow Mode

    Google has been working on a prototype feature called Never-Slow Mode. This prototype feature, referenced as a work in progress, aims to improve the user experience, delivering consistent quick browsing.

  • GitHub Draft Pull Requests Enable New Collaboration Workflows

    GitHub has introduced draft pull requests to handle work-in-progress scenarios where you might want to open a PR or start a conversation with your teammates before your code is ready to be reviewed.

  • How to Avoid Failing at Mobile Test Automation

    Test automation in mobile development should be done by the Scrum team; don’t set up separate test automation teams, said Nadya Denisenko. She advised obeying the testing pyramid for mobile testing and involve testers from the start. Testers are quality-oriented developers who can guide and assist other developers in delivering high-quality software; manual testing will disappear in the future.

  • Testing Complex Distributed Systems at FT.com: Sarah Wells Shares Lessons Learned

    The complexity in complex distributed systems isn’t in the code, it’s between the services or functions. Testing implies balancing finding problems versus delivering value, said Sarah Wells at the European Testing Conference. Testers often have the best understanding of what the system does; they have a good hypothesis about what went wrong, and are able to validate it pretty quickly.

  • Retrospective 3.0 at Ocado Technology

    Toni Tassani identifies retrospective pitfalls, such as stale and repetitive activities and raises risks: the retrospective as an excuse for not solving issues on the spot, identifying an experiment but not driving the impediment to resolution, Post-it theater. He suggests looking at retrospectives radically differently, leveraging continuous improvement techniques borrowed from Kanban.

  • Tech Ethics and Professionalism

    Anne Currie, strategist at Container Solutions and co-founder of the Sustainable Servers campaign, is giving a talk titled "Are Tech Ethics Unprofessional?" at the upcoming Aginext.io conference. She spoke to InfoQ about her talk and why ethics has become such an important topic in recent times.

  • Q&A with Susanne Birgersdotter about Entrepreneurship and Thriving in Tech

    Make sure that as an entrepreneur you are extremely well-informed before a presentation, about your own topic and also about the investors and their company. When your first idea or company fails, don’t quit, don’t play safe, and get back up as fast as you can. Female entrepreneurs who want to thrive in tech can join a women in tech group where members empower, connect and support each other.

  • 2019 State of Testing Survey: Call for Participation

    The 2019 State of Testing survey is now seeking participation, and aims to provide insights into how the testing profession develops and to recognize testing trends. Anyone completing the survey will receive a complimentary copy of the State of Testing 2019 report once it is published.

  • The Five Principles of Very Fast Organizational Transformations (VFOT)

    The five principles of Very Fast Organizational Transformations (VFOT) are principled, time-boxed, whole-system, inviting and everyone at once. They are based on open source and open space foundational and proven theories and practices. Combined to form a cohesive transformative strategy, they guaranty the speed of any transformation because they are inclusive, empowering and transparent.

  • Experiences from Remote Mob Programming: Q&A with Sal Freudenberg

    At Cucumber, mob programming is done remotely by using a cycle in which the driver pulls down the latest code and then shares their screen, the team mobs for 10 minutes or so and commits the code. Next, the driver’s role rotates. “Remote mobbing works really well for me”, says Sal Freudenberg, “because it lets me tailor my working environment and work in a spot where I feel comfortable.”

  • Learning to Code Better with Lean Coding

    Lean coding aims to provide insight into the actual coding activity, helping developers to detect that things are not going as expected at the 10 minute-level and enabling them to call for help immediately. Developers can use it to improve their technical skills to become better in writing code.

  • Capital One Banks on Open Source to Scale Innovation

    In 2012, Capital One was 100% Waterfall, had manual processes and out-sourced their commercial technology. In six years, the bank realized their DevOps transformation supported by their open source adoption. They established a rigorous open source strategy that enabled them to transform their technology and innovation DNA.

  • XebiaLabs DevOps Platform Provides New Risk and Compliance Capability for Software Releases

    XebiaLabs, a provider of DevOps and continuous delivery software tools, has launched new capabilities for custody, security and compliance risk assessment tracking for software releases via their DevOps Platform.

  • Experiments with Blockchain at Dutch Railways

    Testers will sooner or later be asked to test IT-solutions that incorporate blockchain technology. Software development is different for blockchain-based applications; blockchain impacts the way we are used to working, said Sanne Visser, a software tester at Dutch Railways. She spoke about how professionals can deal with blockchain-based software at European Women in Tech.

  • Adding Agile to Lean at Toyota Connected

    Adding agility to Lean Product Development enabled Toyota Connected to deliver faster, with higher quality, and reduced costs. Nigel Thurlow presented “Lean is NOT enough” at Lean Digital Summit 2018 where he showed how they embraced agile for colocated teams and outsourcing, and how portfolio planning evolved to an executive prioritization model to increase business agility.

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