Agile/Scrum blog

Development, driven by tests

Harm Pauw Door: Harm Pauw,  22-11-2016
Onderwerp: Development driven by tests  

Sometimes, the grammar of a language doesn’t really help you to focus on the important parts of a phrase. Take “Test Driven Development” for example. It starts with the word Test and ends with Development, while Development, as a noun, is the most important part of the phrase. In French, Test Driven Development is translated to “Développement piloté par les tests”. Here, we start with the noun and the adjective comes last.

Test Automation – Where to start?

Door: Pieter Versteijnen,  22-11-2016
Onderwerp: Test Automation  

In my previous blog I answered the question if you should do test automation. Well that answer was clear: YOU SHOULD! But then the next questions pop-up: “Where to start?”, “How?”

The first thing you need is knowledge about test automating. When you leave school or never invested time in learning how then start there. Attend a TDD training, watch videos, read blogs invest time to learn how unit testing works. But that’s not all, also invest time in stuff like clean coding and design patterns. At the end of this blog I will put in some links to books to read.

Continuous Delivery en alles automatiseren, een goed idee?

Wiger Middelkamp Door: Wiger Middelkamp,  22-11-2016
Onderwerp: Continuous Delivery  

De opkomst van nieuwe technieken en technologieën is bijna niet bij te houden. Zo zocht ik in de voorbereiding op deze blog op hoeveel Nederlanders een chip geïmplanteerd hebben. Het schijnt dat het afgelopen half jaar zoveel technologische ontwikkeling gaande is geweest, dat de impact daarvan groter zal zijn dan de afgelopen 20 jaar. Dit wordt met name onderbouwd doordat bestaande technologieën gecombineerd worden, zoals sensor technologie, biomechanica, kunstmatige intelligentie, etc.

Test Automation – Why should you?

Door: Pieter Versteijnen,  15-11-2016
Onderwerp: Test Automation  

After working in IT for several years and seeing the common pitfalls when building and releasing software I just wondered, what is your experience?
• Have you seen defects go back and forth between a test and development department?
• Have you seen a delivery go to production with lots of defects?
• Have you seen a delivery go to production with a lot of stress from the team or other departments?
• Have you experienced downtime during or after the release?
• Have you heard testers complain they cannot test everything on time?