Here is our monthly selection of knowledge on programming, software testing and project management. This month you will find some interesting information and opinions about success in software, testing status communication, software architecture, distributed scrum teams and legacy systems.
Text: Notes to Myself on Software Engineering
Text: Measuring Success, Measuring Value
Text: New Recipe for Success
Text: How To Communicate Your Testing Status
Text: Why should you dream big about your software architecture?
Text: You have to choose between Software Delivered on Time and Good Software
Text: The 4 questions you should stop asking during your one-on-one meetings
Text: 5 Benefits of API Testing for Your Business Application
Video: Distributed Scrum Teams in Uncertain Times
Video: Building Quality in Legacy Software Systems
Video: High Cost Testing and High Value Testing
Video: Vertical Slice Software Architecture
Video: Modern Enterprise Java Applications
Video: Cynicism Doesn’t Build Products
Video: Modern Web Testing: Going Beyond Selenium
Tools: QuAck is an open-source test management service. It allows storing test cases and test suites and execute them. This web-based service is much different from other test management tools available on the market. The main feature is that you don’t have to stick to a specific test tree anymore. You can rebuild the tree of test cases on the fly – it will be based on test cases attributes. The service is built with integration patterns in mind. Pluggable architecture allows implementing custom authentication providers, integrations with tracking and test executing systems.
Tools: CK calculates class-level and metric-level code metrics in Java projects by means of static analysis (i.e. no need for compiled code). Currently, it contains a large set of metrics,
Tools: Using Commercial Scrum Tools for Free. If the development of open source Scrum tools was in vogue some years ago, a lot of these projects have now been abandoned. Some are still active, but this is because their development is sponsored by a commercial hosted option. There is however an alternative to manage your Agile software development projects if you have a low budget… and a small team. Some providers of commercial Scrum tools provide a free version of their software, often with some limitations.