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Agile Software development

13 Oct

I heard much about Agile keywords but really do not have time to investigate what is it. Today I got some information and really enjoy this keyword. Actually, we have so many things to learn and investigate ^^.

As wikipedia.com, Agile software development is a group of software development methods based on iterative and incremental development, where requirements and solutions evolve through collaboration between self-organizing, cross-functional teams. It promotes adaptive planning, evolutionary development and delivery, a time-boxed iterative approach, and encourages rapid and flexible response to change. It is a conceptual framework that promotes foreseen interactions throughout the development cycle. (Source http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agile_software_development)

For more detail resource about this keyword, you can read this ebook.

INTRODUCTION Unknowable and Incommunicable 13
The Problem with Parsing Experience 14
The Impossibility of Communication 17
Three Levels of Listening 22
Chapter 1 A Cooperative Game of Invention and Communication 28
Software and Poetry 29
Software and Games 30
A Second Look at the Cooperative Game 35
Chapter 2 Individuals 43
Them’s Funky People 44
Overcoming Failure Modes 47
Working Better in Some Ways than Others 52
Drawing on Success Modes 61
Chapter 3 Communicating, Cooperating Teams 69
Convection Currents of Information 70
Jumping Communication Gaps 81
Teams as Communities 88
Teams as Ecosystems 95
What should I do tomorrow? 97
Chapter 4 Methodologies 100
An Ecosystem That Ships Software 101
Methodology Concepts 101
Methodology Design Principles 120
XP Under Glass 139
Why Methodology at All? 142
What Should I Do Tomorrow? 144
Chapter 5 Agile and Self-Adapting 146
Light But Sufficient 147
Agile 149
Becoming Self-Adapting 153
What Should I do Tomorrow? 161
Chapter 6 The Crystal Methodologies 164

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Experiences of Test Automation – Case studies of Software Test Automation

31 May

Software test automation has moved beyond a luxury to become a necessity. Applications and systems have grown ever larger and more complex, and manual testing simply cannot keep up. As technology changes, and more organizations move into agile development, testing must adapt—and quickly. Test automation is essential, but poor automation is wasteful—how do you know where your efforts will take you?

Authors Dorothy Graham and Mark Fewster wrote the field’s seminal text, Software Test Automation, which has guided many organizations toward success. Now, in Experiences of Test Automation, they reveal test automation at work in a wide spectrum of organizations and projects, from complex government systems to medical devices, SAP business process development to Android mobile apps and cloud migrations. This book addresses both management and technical issues, describing failures and successes, brilliant ideas and disastrous decisions and, above all, offers specific lessons you can use.

Coverage includes
Test automation in agile development
How management support can make or break successful automation
The importance of a good testware architecture and abstraction levels
Measuring benefits and Return on Investment (ROI)
Management issues, including skills, planning, scope, and expectations
Model-Based Testing (MBT), monkey testing, and exploratory test automation
The importance of standards, communication, documentation, and flexibility in enterprise-wide automation
Automating support activities
Which tests to automate, and what not to automate
Hidden costs of automation: maintenance and failure analysis
The right objectives for test automation: why “finding bugs” may not be a good objective
Highlights, consisting of lessons learned, good points, and helpful tips

Experiences of Test Automation will be invaluable to everyone considering, implementing, using, or managing test automation. Testers, analysts, developers, automators and automation architects, test managers, project managers, QA professionals, and technical directors will all benefit from reading this book.

You can get this book with sample (only chapter 29. Test Automat ion Anecdote s is available )  in here