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  • Thoughts on Test Automation in Agile

    by Rajneesh Namta on  Feb 21, 2012 5

    Rajneesh Namta shares the lessons he’s learned while automating software tests on a recent Agile project. The techniques he recommends illustrate how the Agile principles we follow when building software apply equally as well to building an automated regression test suite: start small, build iteratively and incrementally, prioritize, focus on value, work transparently, respond quickly to change.

  • Design for Testability – The True Story

    by Gil Zilberfeld on  Jan 12, 2012 5

    Testing is a major activity in any development lifecycle - a large part of a project budget is spent on it. If we want to effectively use it, the ease of testing should be addressed from the early stages of building the system.

  • Virtual Panel: Specification by Example, Executable Specifications, Scenarios and Feature Injection

    by Jon Arild Tørresdal on  Nov 10, 2011 1

    In the last couple of years terms like Specification by Example, Executable Specifications and Feature Injection have showed up quite frequently in the community, often in relation to Behaviour Driven Development (BDD) or tools like Cucumber or SpecFlow. InfoQ have talked to some of the leading experts in this domain about what these practices are and how they relate to BDD.

Virtual Panel: State of the Art in JavaScript Unit Testing

Posted by Dio Synodinos on  Jul 07, 2011

Unit testing is a common practice for delivering maintainable code. InfoQ had a Q&A with the creators of some of the leading JavaScript unit testing frameworks about their projects. 2

Testing Misconceptions

Posted by Liam O'Connor on  Jun 01, 2011

Liam O'Connor explains some of the misconceptions about testing with the hope that it will help you and your team to decide when it is appropriate to test, and when it isn't. 17

Using Coding Katas, BDD and VS2010 Project Templates: Part 3

Posted by Jamie Phillips on  Oct 06, 2010

This is the third and final part of the late Jamie Phillip’s exploration into the world of coding kata’s and Behavior Driven Design. 1

Using Coding Katas, BDD and VS2010 Project Templates: Part 2

Posted by Jamie Phillips on  Sep 29, 2010

In part 2 Jamie Phillips introduces behavior driven development and explains how it can improve the effectiveness of unit testing. 1

Using Coding Katas, BDD and VS2010 Project Templates: Part 1

Posted by Jamie Phillips on  Sep 24, 2010

Regardless of experience there are always opportunities to strengthen one’s skills. Jamie Phillips demonstrates how he used coding katas to improve upon his skills after 8 years of writing C# code. 2

Skills for Scrum Agile Teams

Posted by Prasad Prabhakaran on  Jul 26, 2010

The skills needed to be hyper-productive in an agile project differ from those required by a traditional one. This article identifies behavioral and technical skills required to give a team that edge. 16

The Limits of Agile

Posted by Alan Kelly on  Jul 19, 2010

Outside of a certain Agile sweet-spot, there are more barriers and costs to applying Agile techniques. None of these obstacles prevents Agile in itself but each increases the cost of getting to Agile. 5

Architecting TekPub - Moving from ASP.NET MVC to Ruby on Rails

Posted by Robert Bazinet on  May 19, 2010

TekPub is an interesting case about company who started on ASP.NET MVC and quickly moved to Ruby on Rails. We had the opportunity to talk with them about their technology turnaround. 21

Unit and Integration Testing for GWT Applications

Posted by Bertrand Paquet Gael Lazzari on  Apr 19, 2010

Bertrand Paquet and Gael Lazzari of Octo Technology explore Unit Testing GWT applications and introduce their own open source gwt-test-utils framework. 2