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The Sauce Journey - Build vs. Buy
Posted by Joe Alfaro in Best PracticesDevOpsThe Story of Sauce

No matter what software development process you follow, there always comes a point where you need tools to support that process. Most of the time, these tools serve the purpose of providing information inputs for your development teams, and these inputs are generally of two types: project tracking information, or operational information. In the former category you have tools like JIRA or Pivotal [...]

Mock Frameworks vs. Microsoft Fakes
Posted by Michael Churchman in Guest Blog PostsQuality EngineeringSoftware Development & Testing

Should you mock it or fake it? That’s a question you probably find yourself asking when designing a software testing strategy. It isn't always easy to decide which mock framework is best for testing your code. For developers using Microsoft Visual Studio, the most basic choice is whether to use VS' built-in Microsoft Fakes framework, or a third-party/open source framework such as Moq or [...]

Polymer Web Component Unit Testing

"What is Google’s Polymer Project?" This is typically what I hear when I begin talking about this brand-new web component technology my company is using to implement a responsive web application. The Polymer Project is a library for creating web components, which align with W3C standards and provide a set of features for creating custom HTML elements. It is designed to make it easier and [...]

Using Test-Kitchen for Local Testing
Posted by Greg Sypolt in ChefGuest Blog PostsSoftware Development & Testing

Test Kitchen is used mainly for integration testing for your Chef Cookbooks, but it can also be used to isolate application bugs in a local environment. It is the best method to test and debug your application or infrastructure code locally using virtual technologies. Test Kitchen can converge Chef cookbooks across various combinations of platforms (operating systems). The most important aspect [...]

The Sauce Journey - Back to Pragmatism
Posted by Joe Alfaro in Best PracticesDevOpsThe Story of Sauce

One of the things I'm constantly preaching to our DevOps team is the need to approach Scrum pragmatically - as I pointed out in my post on Shu Ha Ri, the goal is to not have your team dogmatically follow a certain set of precepts or rules, but to learn how to use those as guidelines and improvise upon them to meet the requirements of your own particular situation. Recently, however, as we took a [...]

How ChatOps Can Improve Your Testing Process
Posted by Brena Monteiro in Best PracticesDevOpsGuest Blog Posts

Testing as efficiently as possible is key to doing DevOps well. One tool you can use to test more quickly and with less effort is ChatOps. Below, I explain what ChatOps means and how it applies to automated testing. What is ChatOps? The DevOps movement has given rise to a need to maintain visibility across the development pipeline for all team members. ChatOps, which uses chatbots to integrate [...]

Mobile Testing Best Practices: Communication
Posted by Ely Hechtel in MobileMobile Development & Testing

Communication: a simple but powerful tool that contributes to a successful outcome of projects. It’s one of the core mobile testing best practices. It’s the best way to ensure collaboration and cooperation between teams and team members. Tips and tricks below! Mobile testing best practices – successful communication approaches 1. Clear communication inside your team and between [...]

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