If you are setting up a regression test system, it should be effortless to create a new test, and it should be able to run hundreds of tests in five minutes. Here are the 3 rules you should follow for TDD.
If you're working in a Java with a bunch of Java apps, think about giving Groovy a chance for writing some of your monitoring tests, and metric collectors. It is a simpler language than Java to put together those little applications.
Aaron Nichols has worked for 3 SaaS companies now and all 3 have had a meaningful influence in the way he thinks about Operations & Engineering. Find out the important things he learned about Dev and Ops culture in these three companies.
It’s a very legittimate question, Devops is a cultural and professional movement, so how could it be a job title? This article argues that Devops isn’t the job title, Devops Engineer is, and in this sense Devops is just a qualifier and very useful one at that.
These are the 10 best pieces of advice you can get for having good source control management. These examples are all relevant to version control products of all types and programming languages of all flavors.
With the release of Go 12.1 (new versioning), which adds Team Foundation Server integration, Microsoft's push for the integration of its own DevOps-ified tools, like Microsoft Operations Manager (now integrated in VS11), might have some competition from outsiders like ThoughtWorks.
The other day I was talking to a guy about a possible freelancing gig and he said how wonderful it was that I should bring up the topic of unit/automated testing without being asked. He said that most (many?) developers don’t have the level of rigor to use automated testing. My reaction was one of disbelief “Rigor!? But automated testing is one of the laziest things a developer can do! It speeds stuff up so much!”
Today's the big beta day! Today Microsoft launched Windows 8 Consumer Preview and Visual Studio 11 Beta. This article summarizes and links many launch resources, intended for both users and developers. I'll include more details on the Visual Studio 11 Beta launch in a later post.
After 2 hugely successful DZone VIP meetups in Cary, NC (USA) and Colombo, Sri Lanka, a third meetup concluded last month in Sofia, Bulgaria - organized by one of DZone's team members, Jordan Jambazov. See pics and user reflections on the meetup