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Giorgio Sironi12/12/11
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Practical PHP Refactoring: Replace Constructor with Factory Method

In the scenario of today, we have a complex constructor: read this definition as anything that does more work than assigning parameters to fields.The solution proposed by this refactoring is replacing direct calls to the constructor with a bit of indirection:...

Jens Schauder12/12/11
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My Testing and Code Analysis Toolbox

Last week we kicked of a “Testing Skill Group” at LINEAS, a group for exchanging knowledge about testing. One question that came up over and over again in various flavors was: What tools are there for testing and analyzing your code? So here is my...

Mark Needham12/12/11
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The 5 Whys/Root cause analysis – Douglas Squirrel

At XP Day I was chatting to Benjamin Mitchell about the 5 whys exercises that we’d tried on my team and I suggested that beyond Eric Ries’ post on the subject I hadn’t come across an article/video which explained how to do it.

Mitch Pronschinske12/10/11
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From Sysadmin Hell To Operational Bliss

This presentation is for those who are about to start deploying Puppet, in the early stages of deployment or those who have a large number of existing...

Mitch Pronschinske12/09/11
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10 Goals Related to DevOps

Looking for a "DevOps Manifesto" to help guide your own organizational transiton?  Well, there's no 'manifesto' out there like we have for Agile and SOA, but I think if you look around, you'll find that this commuity does have some well-defined,...

Jim Bird12/09/11
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Devops has made Release and Deployment Cool

Back 10 years or so when Extreme Programming came out, it began to change the way that programmers thought about testing. XP made software developers accountable for testing their own code. XPers gave programmers practices like Test-First Development and...

Matthias Marschall12/08/11
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DevOps is NOT a Job Description

The DevOps hype produces some strange effects. Not only do tool vendors try to jump on the DevOps band wagon by declaring their products “DevOps inside” or listing DevOps as a feature, but companies start to look for a “DevOp” in their job ads....

Ruslan Synytsky12/08/11
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Evolution of Java PaaS toward standards and developer control

You’ve created the next amazing blockbuster Java application and now need to find a server to run it, looking for a service which would be cost-effective, elastic, compatible with your application and tools, and not trying to lock you in.

Alex Staveley12/08/11
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Ant vs. Maven: An Entertaining Look at the Arguments

There are many ways to organise build systems for Java projects. The two most predominant are probably still Ant and Maven.  Debates between the two tend to go around in circles with the balance now swinging towards maven - since IDE support has got...

Giorgio Sironi12/08/11
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Practical PHP Refactoring: Hide Method

In the scenario we address today, a method is not used from outside a class, or it's called only from a limited set of classes, such as the current inheritance hierarchy.This refactoring, Hide Method, modifies the visibility of the method to restrain it as...

Giorgio Sironi12/07/11
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Testing and specifying JavaScript code with Jasmine

Jasmine is a BDD framework for JavaScript (or CoffeeScript) code, which helps you specify and test your classes and functions as the same time.Jasmine is not derived from the classic xUnit API, but features Behavior-Driven Development syntax, composed of easy...

Mitch Pronschinske12/07/11
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Doing DevOps "Before it was Cool"

We caught up to Eric Minick of UrbanCode at the Agile 2011 conference and asked him how he has been involved with the DevOps movement before it really had a...

Pat Shaughnessy12/06/11
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It’s time to clean up your mess: refactoring Cucumber step definitions

This week I decided to look through my features/step_definitions folder after reading Aslak Hellesøy’s post from Wednesday about removing web_steps.rb. I was worried that I might need to write many more custom steps since web_steps.rb will disappear the...

Steven Romero12/06/11
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The Agile and DevOps Band-Aids

I just read a great InfoWorld blog post by Neil Mcallister, “DevOps – IT’s latest paper tiger” http://t.co/l3VMXEfU. Neil contends, “no half-baked movement can solve the broad, complex challenge of bridging the gap divide between application...

Giorgio Sironi12/06/11
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Practical PHP Refactoring: Remove Setting Method

A setter for a certain field is present: maybe it's a generated method, or is used for Dependency Injection.However, in the current state of the code, there are no use cases for it [anymore]: it's either a never called method, or one called only during...