Testing in a Scrum team which uses the Gitflow workflow

Over the last couple of years I have worked on many projects using the Gitflow workflow. This well established workflow works really well for teams working according to Scrum. For a detailed explanation of the Gitflow workflow I highly recommend reading Vincent Driessen’s blog. I would also recommend reading our post about how to setup […]

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What is the benefit of Scrum Master certification to a Software Tester?

Recently, I passed the Professional Scrum Master I (PSM I) certification on Scrum.org. Reading the Scrum guide made me wonder: What is the benefit of doing the PSM I certification to a tester? Testers do not have a specified role in a Scrum team, they are just one of the guys/girls developing. But most functional […]

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Announcing LapisLazuli

We’re thrilled to announce the public release of LapisLazuli. The Open Source project is the fruit of our years of experience with automated testing of web applications and APIs. When we provide automated testing, we use other Open Source tools like cucumber, Watir and Selenium. LapisLazuli adds functionality on top of those projects for test […]

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Consistent Concurrency

In this part of the series, we want to explore how a single set of concurrency problems affects pretty much every programmer everywhere. Background Search the web, and you’ll find tons of people claiming — even in scientific publications — that multi-threaded programs are hard to write and debug. There are a few reasons for […]

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Code Design: Introduction

Background A few years ago, after listening to a presentation I gave on software release managament, a member of the audience expressed with what appeared to be a mixture of amazement and bitterness that “this should be taught at university as part of every computer science course”. At the time, I took that as a […]

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API Framework Requirements

In Web API Versioning we mentioned in passing that we’ve been developing our own, miniature web application framework specifically for easily building web APIs. Today, we’d like to present the rationale and feature set in more detail. If you build a new web-based application, chances are you’re going to reach for Rails or Express, because […]

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node.js database migration

When you make your career using FOSS software, you’re always itching to some day give back to this awesome community of individuals that gave you that software. Here at spriteCloud, we’re no different. As an individual, all you can do is spend your spare time learning and improving FOSS software. Arguably that is the most […]

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