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    Two Agile Myths- BUSTED!

    November 22, 2013 Share
    Agile is just a series of waterfalls There’s a lot more to being agile than just shortening the cycle. The waterfall process is defined by stages (or tollgates) that happen in serial - Requirements, Design, Construction, Verification, and then Maintenance. Agile incorporates all of these tasks in parallel, with a focus on collaboration, rapid feedback loops and the embracing of change. Each story (or item of value) moving through an agile queue can be labeled with similar states from waterfall. This does not make the sprint mini-waterfalls. Since the transitions are at the feature/story level (and not at the project ...
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    Load Testing Web Services With Test Studio

    November 20, 2013 Share
    Many web sites make use of Web services, either in-house services or those from a third party.  Web services perform tasks common across many applications, such as stock market tickers, weather reports, and news feeds. If the Web service is in-house, testers have to determine if it meets the required performance and load characteristics.  If the service is provided by a third party, you want to make sure that it is meeting your Service Level Agreement regarding the number of simultaneous users and response times.  Test Studio will have the ability to help you determine this. Let’s take a look ...
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    30 Days of TDD – Day 23 – Mocking… FROM THE FUTURE!

    November 20, 2013 Share
    The examples I’ve been working with for this series have assumed that you are doing "Green Field” development. This means that we are writing an application from scratch and can make sure all of the things that make code testable are incorporated into our design from the start. The biggest one of these things being the user of dependency injection. But what if you are working on “legacy” code that still uses static dependencies and not dependency injection? Is TDD and unit testing out of reach due to a decision made at the beginning of the project? Not necessarily.
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    Import TeamPulse Tasks into Google Calendar

    November 18, 2013 Share
    Google calendar allows importing tasks from a .csv file, so this can be combined with the TeamPulse feature to export work items (including tasks) into the same format. Thanks to this straight-forward export/import process, a portion or all of your project related tasks can be synchronized with any device using Google calendar and you can always keep an eye on your assignments. In order to import your tasks from TeamPulse into Google calendar you need at least: TeamPulse R2 2013 version This TeamPulse version supports both export/import of work items to a .csv file and the creation of custom fields ...
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    Agile and Testing: It Only Makes Sense

    November 15, 2013 Share
    As agile methodologies continue to grow in popularity in enterprise software development, many testers are unsure of their role in the process.  Often it seems like unit testing is done by developers, acceptance testing by the product owner or users, and functional testing not at all.  This leave testers wondering if test plans, test cases, UI testing, and defect management have any place at all in software today. There are still important roles for traditional testers in Agile methodologies, but these roles require a shift in both skills and thought processes.  There is no question that testers have to be ...