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  • Testing & ALM

    JustCode! Now in .NET 4.0!

    In the past we’ve taken great pride in the new and exciting features we’ve added to our JustCode product. Be it the ability to run JavaScript unit tests in the same test runner as your C# and VB.Net code or the ability to debug decompiled code right in Visual Studio, the team has made pushing the envelope and delivering great innovative features a habit. And more great stuff is on the way!
    September 19, 2013
  • .NET Testing & ALM

    No, Grumpy Testers Don’t Have Cooties (Or, Why Devs Should Talk to Testers)

    Yesterday I wrote about things testers can learn from developers. Today I’d like to cover the flipside of that picture: what developers can learn from testers. Yes, there’s a significant amount of knowledge that can flow the other way, too! Developers can learn many things from testers that will help the team be more productive and ship better value to the customers. Unfortunately, devs will have to get past some stereotypes about testers. Too often testers get viewed as the angry, overly critical people who lose sight of important aspects of a project. Like focusing on shipping versus endless ...
    September 18, 2013
  • Testing & ALM

    30 Days of TDD: Day Five – Make Your Code SOLID

    In the previous two posts we started our practice of TDD with a simple example of a requirement, a couple of test cases and tests to match. We implemented the code necessary to make those tests pass. Along the way we discussed some of the tools we’ll be using going forward, including NUnit and JustCode. In this post I’ll be discussing the SOLID principals and how they can help with your practice of TDD and help you write better software in general.
    September 18, 2013
  • .NET Testing & ALM

    The Importance of Prioritizing and Sizing Your Backlog for Agile Planning

    Prioritized and Sized Backlog For agile planning to work, you must have a prioritized and sized (estimated) backlog. A prioritized backlog is simply a list of work that needs to get done that is ordered by priority. Essentially, the work at the top of the list is the most important and should be done first. In many cases, customers have a difficult time prioritizing lists of features, however, this makes the prioritized backlog even more important to produce. Another requirement of this backlog is that each of the items must be sized, which is another way of saying that the ...
    September 18, 2013
  • .NET Testing & ALM

    You Want Me To Talk To Whom? DEVELOPERS?

    In a word, yes. It won’t be easy. You’ll need to learn new terminology. You’ll need to be patient. You’ll likely have to get a bunch of figures on your monitor. Why Collaborate? Why should testers and developers collaborate? It’s a perfectly legitimate question, particularly to those who’ve been in the software industry for a number of years and have seen the coming and going of any number of buzzword fads. Collaboration among members of a team producing software isn’t just a fad. The IT industry is finally moving away from stove piped, separated groups to a much healthier, more ...
    September 17, 2013