How Twitter Does Performance Testing

May 30, 2013 0

James Waldrop of Twitter discusses the tools, process and philosophy that goes into performance testing at Twitter. Particular emphasis will be placed on the Iago open source load testing library, which he wrote to enable Twitter’s engineering teams to perform load tests before deploying code to production. This presentation dives into implementation details of some of these tests (including source code) and how complicating factors such as OAuth and arbitrary Thrift protocols are managed. Video producer: Slides:

PHP Unit Testing with PHPUnit

May 28, 2013 4

PHPUnit is an open source unit testing software framework for software written in the PHP programming language. Created by Sebastian Bergmann, PHPUnit is one of the xUnit family of frameworks that originated with Kent Beck’s SUnit. This article will explore PHPUnit specifically as a way to introduce the basics of automated unit testing. You’ll need a basic grasp of the PHP programming language to proceed!

Adventures in Exploratory Software Testing

May 22, 2013 0

Exploratory testing is an approach to software testing that is defined as doing in the same activity application learning, test cases and test design and execution. In this article, Martin Jansson and Greger Nolmark propose to perform exploratory testing using a storytelling game format. This is a game where two or more persons collaborate on telling a spontaneous story.

Lessons Learned from Managing Software Testing Teams

May 17, 2013 1

Johanna Rothman first started managing a software testing group in 1988. Since then, she managed software testers, coached testers or coached project managers and managers in what they should—and should not—expect from testers.

Testing Android Apps with Robotium and JBehave

May 13, 2013 2

The purpose of the article is to implement a Behavior Driver Development (BDD) infrastructure for Android applications with the JBehave open source BDD  tool  and Robotium open source Android testing software. We will go through complete architectural understandings and try to set-up the framework.

Test First and Test Driven Development Difference

May 7, 2013 0

What is the difference between “Test First” software development and “Test Driven Development (TDD)”? In this blog post, Daniel Lindner provides his opinion about this topic and discusses his issues with Test Driven Development and how he thought he could train to apply it properly.

Architecting Your JavaScript Application for Testability

May 7, 2013 0

Testable JavaScript is a process. Whether starting with a blank slate or an already implemented application (or somewhere in-between) being able to test your JavaScript code simply, cleanly, and effectively is a necessary feature. Code that cannot be tested will be rewritten.

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