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    Q&A with Diomidis Spinellis on Effective Debugging

    by Ben Linders Follow 12 Followers on  Aug 24, 2016

    The book Effective Debugging by Diomidis Spinellis describes 66 different approaches for effective debugging of applications and systems. It provides methods, strategies, techniques, and tools for finding and removing faults, and gives examples for using them in different settings.

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    Now or Never: the Ultimate Strategy for Handling Defects

    by Kirill Klimov Follow 0 Followers on  May 02, 2016 2

    How do you handle a long list of defects in your project? You don't. If it is not worth fixing a defect right now, it’s not likely that we will find the time to do it later. Also, it becomes more and more difficult over time to correct the defect, so it is cheaper to solve it now. Kirill Klimov explains why you should solve defects right away, or state that you will not solve them.

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    0 Bugs Policy

    by Gal Zellermayer Follow 0 Followers on  Apr 05, 2016 2

    Gal Zellermayer describes the 0 bugs policy, a process for handling bugs that is 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.

Culture & Methods Follow 228 Followers

Understanding Quality and Reliability

Posted by C. Taylor Putnam-Majarian Follow 0 Followers , Doug Putnam Follow 0 Followers 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.

Culture & Methods Follow 228 Followers

The Way to No-Hotfix Deployment

Posted by Adam Pahlevi Follow 0 Followers 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

Culture & Methods Follow 228 Followers

Agile Approaches in Test Planning

Posted by Ben Linders Follow 12 Followers 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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Faster, Smarter DevOps

Posted by Derek Weeks Follow 0 Followers on  Feb 18, 2016

Moving your release cadence from months to weeks is not just about learning Agile practices and getting some automation tools. It involves people, tooling and a transition plan. 2

Culture & Methods Follow 228 Followers

Q&A on The Agile Mind-Set

Posted by Ben Linders Follow 12 Followers on  Nov 15, 2015

Gil Broza explores agile values, beliefs and principles, and explains how they can be used to drive agile adoption in his book The Agile Mind-set.

Culture & Methods Follow 228 Followers

Toward Agile Architecture: Insights from 15 Years of ATAM Data

Posted by Stephany Bellomo Follow 0 Followers , Ian Gorton Follow 0 Followers , Rick Kazman Follow 0 Followers on  Oct 17, 2015

The authors have concluded after analyzing 15 years of ATAM data that modifiability, performance, availability, interoperability, and deployability are key quality attributes for Agile practitioners.

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The Most Common Reasons Why Software Projects Fail

Posted by Taylor Putnam-Majarian Follow 0 Followers , Doug Putnam Follow 0 Followers on  Jul 13, 2015

Projects can be categorized as failures because of cost overruns, late deliveries or poor quality, but the right estimation processes can increase the likelihood of project success 16

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Q&A on Fifty Quick Ideas to Improve Your Tests

Posted by Ben Linders Follow 12 Followers 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.

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Q&A on Test Driven Development and Code Smells with James Grenning

Posted by Ben Linders Follow 12 Followers on  Jun 19, 2015

James Grenning talks about why people are not doing technical practices sufficiently or well enough, TDD and unit tests, and on becoming better in discovering "bad code”.

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