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  • Hit or Miss: Reusing Selenium Scripts in Random Testing

    Just like during test execution process using an ‘exploratory’ technique, which is guided by a great deal of solid analytical thinking and a good portion of randomness, we can reuse or automate scripts to achieve similar results. All you need is a well-designed test automation solution and a bit of patience. Read the article to learn how you can use this approach in your testing activities.

  • Oleg Shilo on CS-Script and Notepad++

    When you just want to try out some code, Visual Studio can feel like overkill. So some developers turn to lightweight editors such as Notepad++ for their scripting needs. Oleg Shilo talks about his project to add better CS-Script plugin for Notepad++.

  • Interview and Book Review: Chef Infrastructure Automation Cookbook

    Matthias Marschall contributes powerful tactical information for all users of Opscode Chef, from the beginner up to expert, in his recently published book "Chef Infrastructure Automation Cookbook". Beginners will gain progressive knowledge using open source tools and free services. The expert will find a starting point automating the configuration of production applications in data centers.

  • Database Versioning and Delivery with Upgrade Scripts

    Konrad Lukasik provides practical advice on versioning and preparing a database for delivery using upgrade scripts. The article is based on experiences from enterprise environment and includes accompanying scripts and table definitions.

  • Managing Build Jobs for Continuous Delivery

    The number of jobs in a continuous integration tool can range from a few to several thousand, all performing various functions. There is an approach to manage these jobs in a more efficient manner.

  • Lessons From A DevOps Journey

    Matt Callanan has been pushing the boundaries of Agile software development for over six years and most recently he extended that journey to DevOps. He recently shared his experiences in a talk at the Agile Development Practices West conference entitled "Lessons From A DevOps Journey". InfoQ caught up with Matt prior to the conference to find out more about his experiences in DevOps.

  • How to Extend the Axis2 Framework to Support JVM Based Scripting Languages

    Heshan Suriyaarachchi covers some of the key concepts of the Apache Axis2 Web Service engine and how it can be extended to support JVM based scripting languages such as Jython, Jruby, etc allowing them to be used to both expose web services and write web service clients.

  • JSR 292 and the Multi-lingual JVM

    Java 7 is looking to improve support for dynamic languages using the Java Virtual Machine for their runtime environment. John Rose has been leading a project to explore some options, and JSR 292 will standardise some of this work for Java 7. InfoQ takes a look at the problems JSR 292 solves, and talks to JRuby lead Charles Nutter to find out more about InvokeDynamic in practice.

  • Ruby's Roots: Smalltalk Comeback and Randal Schwartz on Smalltalk

    Smalltalk, a language that has had a big influence on Ruby, is making a comeback. We take a look at the current situation and talk to Randal L. Schwartz about Smalltalk.

  • What's New in Groovy 1.5

    In this article Groovy Project Manager Guillaume Laforge provides an overview of the new and noteworthy features of Groovy 1.5 including support for Java 5 features with annotations, generics and enums. You will also be introduced to enhanced Groovy tooling support via Maven and IntelliJ.

  • Automating File Uploads with SSH and Ruby

    In this article, Matthew Bass guides you step-by-step through the process of creating your own version of a Ruby script to automate file uploads using SSH. Complete source code examples are included, with line-by-line analysis of what the code is doing. A good introduction to Ruby as a powerful scripting language.

  • Painless AOP with Groovy

    Groovy's Metaobject-Protocol provides a single point of contact for modifying the core behaviour of the Objects we create. John McClean shows how to use Groovy's MOP to perform AOP interception without proxyies or bytecode manipulation, and shows how the same is possible in Ruby and other dynamic languages.

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