How to Assess and Improve DevOps
DevOps can take substantial effort to successfully implement, according to Bob Aiello and Leslie Sachs. By understanding existing development and deployment practices, you'll be able to properly assess the best steps to transition to an outstanding DevOps environment.
People Should Think and Machines Should Test
Testers often develop programmatic tests that mimic manual test conditions. Harry Robinson and Doug Szabo use real programming examples to show how the computer can provide better test coverage than the test author conceived.
Moving Teams toward Automation: Perils, Pitfalls, and Promise
There is no magic bullet to create an effective test automation environment. But Steve Gibson believes that creating a test automation vision, adopting metrics, and delivering value throughout a project lifecycle puts an organization on the right path.
January 22, 2016
Improve Agile Quality—Three Pillars at a Time
A key component to being agile is the adoption of testing from the very inception of the project. According to Bob Galen, to achieve a high degree of quality assurance, there needs to be a careful balance among development and test automation, software testing, and cross-functional team practices.
January 15, 2016
Seven Guidelines for a Great Web API
Web APIs have opened up a brave new world for app collaboration. James Higginbotham presents a series of guidelines that every programmer should consider in the design and implementation of a great API developer experience.
January 7, 2016
Balancing Waterfall Predictability with Agile Flexibility
In this FAQ column, Arlen Bankston highlights the difficulty many companies have making the full transition to agile, straddling between waterwall ways and the new horizons of agility. Arlen provides techniques that can enable companies to ease into the transition, allowing their organization to make the adjustments without the burden of large plans and commitments.
November 5, 2015
The Evolution of Testing Centers of Excellence
According to Rajini Padmanaban, a testing center of excellence (TCoE) must be instituted for the establishment of any enterprise software development organization. Rajini presents the latest TCoE trends used by successful IT organizations.
October 29, 2015
How Touch Time Impacts Delivery
What does a developer do after a task is completed and testing takes over? Wait for testing results? Matt Heusser presents innovative techniques to keep everyone's pace going even after handoffs.
October 22, 2015
Become a Great ScrumMaster
Performing all the functions required to facilitate project teams as ScrumMaster can be a task. Zuzi Sochova describes creative ways to become a master of Scrum by adopting a ScrumMaster state of mind.
October 16, 2015
Planning to Performance Test Your App? Think Again!
To complement functional validation, software teams are expected to validate performance. But, according to Jun Zhuang, you must be prepared to invest time, personnel, and resources to benefit from performance testing.
October 9, 2015
Recommended Web Seminars
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|Building a Stellar Team