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September 17, 2014

Setting Up a Test Environment for C++14

A little clever work and I was able to quickly set up a test machine with everything I needed on Ubuntu running in a Microsoft Azure VM.

June 16, 2014

Don't Develop GUI Tests, Teach Your App To Test Itself!

While developing native GTK- and Cocoa-based versions of the Plastic GUI, my team and I faced the challenge of developing a new test suite.

May 05, 2014

Test-Driven Design

Testing is valuable, but incrementally developing an optimal architecture as a side effect of testing is priceless.




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Continuous Delivery: The Agile Successor

Traditional Agile methods have been obliged to evolve quickly to address current programming needs. Continuous delivery mixed with select Agile practices is emerging as the preferred way forward.

Software Development is Very, Very Hard — Even for Those Who Know It's Hard

Inherent software complexity is not the only important factor; so are team size, location and distribution, regulatory constraints, and requirements management. With no two teams working exactly alike, no single formula or methodology can address all needs.

Programming with OpenCL 1.2

printf-style debugging and the ability to partition computing devices into subdevices make OpenCL 1.2 a very useful upgrade.

Patching Mocks in Python

Python's uniquely useful mechanism for temporarily changing resource behavior in unit testing.

Getting Back to Coding

Reducing tool complexity requires mercilessly applying YAGNI to your toolchain. Resist the siren songs of new, popular memes and the blandishments of vendors, and choose the tools that deliver only what you need.

Testing News RSS

(Cloud-Based) Load Testing Apps Behind The Firewall

Silk Portfolio update focus is on choice, visibility and performance across all testing assets

DevExpress TestCafe Update (v14.1.2)

A functional testing framework for web applications

Developers and Testers To Easily Extend SoapUI

SmartBear's core API testing, plus new plug-in framework

XRebel Always-On Interactive Java Profiler

ZeroTurnaround developer tool for continuous testing of code changes

Time To Get Real (And Synthetic) On Testing

SmartBear AlertSite UXM is a new application (and API) performance management tool

Ubertesters For Mobile Cloud App Testing

Mantis bug tracker plus PhoneGap framework support

TestPlant Is The eggMan, And The eggBox

A test-lab-in-a-box, instant testing's gonna get ya

Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 Update 3 CTP

Updates IntelliTrace, CodeLens, debugging functions, and developer testing tools

Prelert Opens API To Anomaly Detective

Analytics engine opens and includes machine data stored in Hadoop and NoSQL

Testing So Good It Could Change A Release Cycle?

Zephyr makes big claims in line with latest version of Enterprise Edition 4.6

Events of Interest

September 17. St. Louis, MO. Powered by JavaScript

September 17-19. St. Louis, MO. Strangeloop

September 23-24. San Francisco, CA. Designers of Things Conference

September 24-25. Boston, MA. Boston App Expo

October 1-3. Santa Clara, CA. Software Developer's Workshop at ARM TechCon (Dr. Dobb's bloggers Al Williams and Eric Bruno will be presenting.)

October 9-10. Palo Alto, CA. Code Stars Summit

October 11-12. Los Altos Hills, CA. Silicon Valley Code Camp

October 17-18. Austin, TX. CITCON (Continuous Integration and Testing Conference)

November 3-5. San Francisco, CA. QCon

November 4-5. London, England. Code Mesh Conference

November 17-21. Budapest, Hungary. ApacheCon Europe


Videos of Past Events

September 2013. JavaOne

September 2013. SpringOne 2GX

June 2013. JAXConf 2013

June 2013. Chicago Algorithmic Trading Conference

May 2013. Google I/O

March 2013. GPU Technology Conference

October 2012. JAXLondon 2012

September 2012. Strangeloop

September 2012. Intel Developer Forum

August 2012. VMWorld

July 2012. Java Language Summit

June 2012. Google I/O 2012

May 2012. Atlassian Summit

May 2012 (paid). Fluent Conference

March 2012. Multicore World

July 2011. JVM Language Summit



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