Should we deploy a unique tool that is able to manage a wide variety of technologies and quality domains, or do we need a “pure player” tool dedicated to each technology’s specificities?
What is so cool about the possibility to access private class members from outside? Everyone keeps asking you during job interviews what are the basic rules of object oriented programming.
I would suggest going slowly toward automated modernization. I'm not easily convinced that any automated tool can preserve what's meaningful and ignore the parts which are quirks, bugs or legacy cruft that needs to be disposed of.
Integration testing sometimes involves writing complex codes. This book introduces you to the capabilities of Arquillian to enable you to write simple code with a broad range of integration tests for Java applications
Intro to “Asgard” -- an open source web interface for application deployments and cloud management.
To avoid having to build your own dialog box from scratch, the JOptionPane class provides methods to make a variety of dialog boxes by simply feeding them some parameters to determine the appearance of the dialog box.
We build our application and push it to Production after a lot of hassle and take a great sigh of relief...but this is not the end of the story.
Every team member has their specialty. Infielders have great reactions and throwing accuracy. Outfielders can cover distance quickly and throw long distances. Likewise, there are specialized positions on a development team.
What was once a beautiful idea that promised a future without (too many) passwords has now become completely useless feature.
Everyone now and then I want to check the contents of an archive without unpacking it, and I tend to use unzip to do so...
Insecurity can be very easy. What I mean by this is that sometimes it can be the smallest change to a website that blows the security wide open.
One of the goals of the QCon conferences is to act as “information Robin Hood” – finding ways to get out into public the secret sauce of high-performing organizations. So I set out to find talks that would answer the questions I frequently get asked.
Having each developer (development team) configure their continuous integration tool’s build jobs is extra work for the team, leads to inconsistencies/mistakes, and the overall build system becomes a pain to manage.
It's entirely possible to use BIND (or PowerDNS, for that matter) as a DNS server instead of the integrated MS DNS service that's bundled with Windows Server.
Did you ever imagine that someday it would be possible to code in the cloud? Create an app, test and debug it and deploy to a production PaaS, entirely in the cloud? Well, the good old desktop days are gone.
Success is directly influenced by the ability of your QA and Dev teams to work well together. Failing to understand the relationship between QA and Dev will take your product/team in the opposite direction. There is a delicate relationship between the two, and a certain tension that must be confronted and not overlooked.
Even if you've used cucumber before you might learn trick or two about how to streamline your workflow (or get quick introduction to rails).
In this blog post, I will present a simple tutorial on uploading a large file to Amazon S3 as fast as the network supports.
I've been tracking infrastructure as code for a few years now. Over the years it has gotten closer to real code. Close, but no cigar yet...
Lately there have been a lot of organizations trying to hire a DevOps engineer. I myself have been asked to fill in DevOps roles. There are a number of issues with that.
I gave a talk last week at AppNexus on building and scaling a test-driven culture...
It’s Memorial Day Weekend in the US, and the Internet’s a little quiet. To tide you over, we've got the latest in quantum imaging and entanglement, programming language rundowns from both JRuby creator Charles Nutter and Middle Earth, the most maddening ninja-related game you'll ever play, and much more.
Dedicated hosting provides with a customizable server environment, through which the root of the server can be accessed for the purpose of software configuration modification.
Puppet and Chef are two buzzwords these days but do you know what it is exactly? Puppet 3 Starter goal is to explain you what is the first one and how to use it.
BDD is a great way to write tests and cucumber probably the framework having made it possible. "Instant Cucumber BDD How to" is about it!