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How design for testability can improve test automation capability

Introduction Testability refers to the capability of testing something. When this something is an IT solution, the most suited way of doing it is Automation. But is it always possible to automate test? If not, what are the reasons ...
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Git configuration options you can’t miss

Whenever I start using a new machine for development these are the first options I setup.                   First things first – Your name git config --global user.name "Andrea Sa ...
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Automated Tests as Documentation

One of the arguments for writing automated tests is that tests can act as useful documentation for a system. But what do tests document? And who will find this documentation useful? Most developers don’t rely on system documenta ...
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Not an Expert in All Levels of Abstraction

Programming is not just writing code – it is working with a huge pile of abstractions. Starting from zeroes and ones, through processor instructions, memory addresses, low-level network protocols, data structures, up to web serv ...
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Choosing between a Pen Test and a Secure Code Review

Secure Code Reviews (bringing someone in from outside of the team to review/audit the code for security vulnerabilities) and application Pen Tests (again, bringing a security specialist in from outside the team to test the system) ...
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Software Quality via Unit Testing

The following post is based on a talk I gave at Desert Code Camp 2013. See also the associated slide deck. Software quality is critical to consistently and continually delivering new features to our users. This articles covers the ...
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10 Productivity tips for software developers

After attending a few seminars on the topic of productivity and time management and reading a couple of books on the subject, I was introduced to some profound concepts and made some great realizations about the way I used to work ...
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Simple vs. Easy: Writing A Generic Code To Avoid Duplication (Representation of Data To Import)

In our batch jobs for data import we had many similar classes for holding the data being imported. Technically they are all different, with different fields, yet conceptually they are all same. I find this conceptual duplication d ...
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You rock my hello world_ : Developer greeting cards

                         Reference: You rock my hello world_ : Developer greeting cards from our JCG partner Iris Shoor at the Takipi blog. ...
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Estimating Might Be Broken, But It’s Not Evil

Ron Jeffries’s essay Estimation is Evil talks about how absurd estimating can be on a software project, and the nightmare scenarios that teams can end up in:…Then we demand that the developers “estimate” when they’ ...
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