This is the fourth installment of blogs regarding the Top 5 Agile Testing
Now that Agile development is mainstream and each day more teams are
migrating from Waterfall to Agile development, it's important to understand
how this methodology shift impacts testing teams. This blog is the first in a
series of blogs where I will break down the common challenges that Agile
testing teams face and talk about how to solve them.
For those that aren't familiar with the differences between Agile and
Waterfall development, here is a quick refresher:
Agile development introduces time-boxed development, where development cycles
(called Sprints) are shorter and limited in scope. Agile sprints are normally
2 weeks to a month in duration whereas Waterfall development cycles are
normally many months. Agile development introduces continuous integration,
which means that cod... (more)
Agile development focuses on fast and efficient software delivery. Agile
testing requires the same speed and flexibility. Software teams recognize
that early testing increases the feedback that drives the success of Agile
projects, but to be truly Agile, teams must be able to respond to changing
requirements, quality and team issues quickly, efficiently and effectively.
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The following is a guest blog by Jim Nelson, a guest blogger for
Sharefile.com where he writes about secure file transfer and other computer
Cloud computing is a few years old, but despite the many benefits and the
fact that the term has entered the public consciousness, there are still a
lot of people that are in the dark concerning what the cloud actually is and
what it can do. It's not like the Internet, which had a clear definition and
immediately visible perks, like online commerce.
The cloud is more-or-less the next stage of online innovation; it improve... (more)
by Scott M. Fulton III - Virtualization, cheap memory, and private cloud
technologies have coalesced to create the perfect storm for modern databases.
In the last three years, these technologies have obliterated barricades for
speed and capacity that once appeared insurmountable. So they’re being
marketed as accelerators.
That might make you think you can insert your existing databases into these
new engines, like Easy-Bake Ovens, and transform them into super-heroic
stature overnight. No, it doesn’t work that way. Although people tend to
think of databases as merely collections... (more)
Last year, I conducted a study called “Gen Y on the Job” in partnership
with PayScale.com. One of our findings was that 15 percent of Gen...
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