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  • Are Unit Tests Part of Your Team’s Performance Reviews?

    by Eli Lopian on  May 24, 2017

    No matter how often you conduct performance reviews, there is no doubt unit testing should be one of the metrics measured. Eli Lopian explains what makes a good unit test and how to measure them to ensure your development team is truly agile.

  • Enhance Your Testing Skills with Mindset Tools

    by Vivien Ibironke Ibiyemi on  Apr 05, 2017

    Quite a lot of testers often miss out on the mindset necessary for the testing and delivery of quality products. Sometimes it seems that quality consciousness is missing. This article is about how I discovered a way to grow my test mindset, and how my discovery has been useful in enhancing my testing skills.

  • Using Structured Conversations to Discover Your MVP

    by Ellen Gottesdiener Tomas Björkholm on  Mar 29, 2017

    In an increasingly more complex world, finding the smallest possible chunk to deliver to get feedback is essential. This is the idea behind the term MVP. This article describes a model where business and technology together explore the product needs along seven product dimensions, which is a great way of finding small slices of work to develop.

Developing Quality Software: Differentiating Factors

Posted by Cynthia Freeney on  Mar 02, 2017

The level of software quality attainable is reflective of organizational commitment to a range of quality factors covering environments, experience, skills, education and processes.

Agile Sailors - A Journey from a Monolithic Approach to Microservices

Posted by Michael Gruczel Sigi Kaltenecker Hans Gruber on  Nov 11, 2016

Over the last couple of years eSailors IT solutions has implemented big technological and organisational changes: cross-functional teams, dynamic loops, microservices, and leadership as a team sport.

Continuous Delivery Coding Patterns: Latent-to-Live Code & Forward Compatible Interim Versions

Posted by Luca Minudel on  Sep 02, 2016

Learn two novel practices for continuous delivery to increase speed and reliability of software development and reduce risks: Latent-to-live code pattern and Forward compatible interim versions.

Q&A with Diomidis Spinellis on Effective Debugging

Posted by Ben Linders on  Aug 24, 2016

The book Effective Debugging by Diomidis Spinellis describes 66 different approaches for effective debugging of applications and systems.

Now or Never: the Ultimate Strategy for Handling Defects

Posted by Kirill Klimov on  May 02, 2016

How do you handle a long list of defects in your project? You don't. Kirill Klimov explains why you should solve defects right away, or state that you will not solve them. 2

0 Bugs Policy

Posted by Gal Zellermayer on  Apr 05, 2016

Gal Zellermayer describes a process for handling bugs based upon 1 rule: whenever you encounter a new bug, you should either fix that bug, or close it as "won't fix" and don't think about it again. 2

Understanding Quality and Reliability

Posted by C. Taylor Putnam-Majarian Doug Putnam on  Mar 23, 2016

Quality is one of the most overlooked areas of the software development process. This article will explore how to measure quality and minimize the factors that negatively impact software reliability.

The Way to No-Hotfix Deployment

Posted by Adam Pahlevi on  Mar 11, 2016

Hot-fix redeployment is a waste at best, and often a source of further regression, Adam discusses some ready-to-use techniques that helped he and his team reduce the frequency of hot-fixing. 2

Agile Approaches in Test Planning

Posted by Ben Linders on  Feb 21, 2016

An interview with Eddy Bruin and Ray Oei about test plans in agile, how to make stakeholders aware that they can influence quality, and which agile practices they recommend for testing.

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