Methods & Tools Software Development Magazine

Software Development Magazine - Project Management, Programming, Software Testing

Your Company Name Here - Reach 30'000 unique visitors/month and 35'000 readers for $145.


Methods & Tools - April 2020
Sharing global software development expertise since 1993


=== Sponsor ===


5 Ways to Time Travel Test [Whitepaper]

Temporal testing is critical for date sensitive business rules such as insurance rates, billing, and enrollment. Efficient time travel testing can increase your test coverage, accelerate development, and improve software quality.

Read our whitepaper to learn the 5 ways to time travel software!


*** Updates ***


Last Articles Published on Methods & Tools Website

JetUML – a Simple Open Source UML Diagramming Tool JetUML is a simple desktop open source Unified Modeling Language (UML) tool UML diagramming. The concept of JetUML is to provide the basic support for sketching software design ideas. JetUML currently supports the following UML diagrams: class diagrams, sequence diagrams, state diagrams, object diagrams and use case diagrams. Diagrams can be exported to image file format, and copied to the system clipboard for integration with other tools like word processing software for documentation. Read more...


*** From The Archives ***


Articles from Methods & Tools' Archives

Database Locking: What it is, Why it Matters and What to do About it Database locking is a varied, evolving, complicated, and technical topic. This paper sheds light on the nature of database locking and how it varies between different platforms. It also discuss the types of application issues that can arise related as a result. It then looks at ways to ferret out these issues and to resolve them before they sneak out the door with your finished product. Armed with this understanding of the enemy and how it relates to your application, you will be much better able to avoid disaster. Read more...


=== Sponsor ===


Agile + DevOps Virtual Conference | June 8-11, 2020

Learn from industry experts how your organization can leverage agile and DevOps concepts to bring cross-functional stakeholders together to deliver software with greater speed and agility while meeting quality and security demands. Over 90+ talks—including the training classes, 5 keynotes, 25 tutorials, and 50+ sessions all in an engaging and interactive premium virtual atmosphere.

Learn More


*** Quote of the Month ***


Since 2006 the era of "Everything as a service" has advanced quickly. Cloud computing is dominant. Infrastructure as a service is now standard, as are Platform and Software as a service. Function (also known as Serverless) is about to be the next big thing. AI is potentially the next elephant waiting to enter the room. There are more opportunities than ever to outsource your undifferentiated heavy lifting to third parties.

These third parties are relevant because our engineering capacity has never been more limited. Thanks to the constraints of time and money and the scarcity of engineering talent, we must be very careful in deciding how to spend our precious time. We should be spending it on things that maximize value and minimize cost, both in the short and long term.

There will always be some unavoidable amount of cost incurred whenever your code runs in production. You will have to fix bugs that impact your customers, handle outages, etc. These costs can never be completely eliminated but what you can do is minimize them.

Offloading as much responsibility as possible to third parties is a useful technique for minimizing the number of things the team is directly responsible for (and therefore need expertise in) and allowing the team to operate at a higher level of abstraction (and therefore deliver customer value more rapidly).

Knowing what to outsource and to whom is an art, so we use the following guidelines to help us make decisions:

  • Don’t outsource things core to your customers’ user experience as this makes it easier for others to copy your product and disrupt your business.
  • Do outsource things the industry considers undifferentiated heavy lifting and enable your team to move faster, leaner and provide a higher level of quality to customers.
  • Be extremely mindful and diligent in understanding the security of companies you are outsourcing to.
  • Understand the potential consequences of outsourcing to young startups. Young startups go out of business regularly and their security and reliability is often worse than more mature companies.

Source: "Run Less Software", Rich Archbold, https://www.intercom.com/blog/run-less-software/


=== Web Sponsors ===


This month, the Methods & Tools website is supported by Software Testing Magazine and Scrum Expert. We thank them for their support.


*** Software Development Linkopedia ***


Website: Embolden_Her is an organization striving to support women working in tech to empower them to become leaders in tech.

Text: Your Team is Smarter Than You Are: Why Autonomous Product Teams Work Better

Text: Retros Against Humanity

Text: STOP!! You don’t need Microservices.

Text: Scalable Apache JMeter Test Framework using Azure Kubernetes Service and Grafana

Text: When It Comes to Feedback, Start with Yourself

Text: Four Qualities of the Independent Developer

Text: Anti-Patterns in Software Testing

Video: A Software Developer Guide To Burnout

Video: How Java is Imitating Functional Languages

Video: Re-Architecting 2-Tier to 3-Tier

Video: Deliver Results, Not Just Releases

Video: Amazing Code Reviews

Video: Creating an Awesome Product Owner Team

Video: Advanced Software Testing & Refactoring Techniques

Tools: pstress is a probability-based open-source database testing tool designed to run in concurrency and to test if the database can recover when something goes wrong. It generates random transactions based on options provided by the user. With the right set of options, users can test features, regression, and crash recovery. It can create concurrent load on a cluster or on a single server.

Tools: CAIRIS stands for Computer Aided Integration of Requirements and Information Security. It is a platform for eliciting, specifying, and validating secure and usable systems. It was built from the ground up to support all the elements necessary for usability, requirements, and risk analysis.

Tools: Open Source Kanban Tools. If most of the open source projects for Scrum tools have ended being transformed in a limited offer that supports a main commercial product, this has not been the case for Kanban. The simplicity of the Kanban approach has allowed open source software developers to create and maintain Kanban tools based on various platforms.


*** Promoted Software Development Conferences ***


STAREAST Testing Conference, May 4-7 2020, Virtual Conference, USA

JS VidCon - Virtual Conference for Developers, May 7-8 2020, Worldwide

Agile Crete & SoCraTes, May 20-23 2020, Kolymbari, Greece

Agile + DevOps West, Virtual Conference, USA, June 8-11 2020

jconf.dev, September 29-October 1 2020, Chicago, USA

CONNECT.TECH, October 16-18 2020, Atlanta, USA

EuroSTAR Software Testing & QA Conference, November 16-19 2020, Antwerp, Belgium

UIArchConf, November 19-20 2020, New Orleans, USA


Contact us if you want your software development conference promoted here.
Find more upcoming conferences on SoftDevConferences.com, ScrumExpert.com, SoftwareTestingMagazine.com

 
June 2020
May 2020
April 2020
March 2020
February 2020
January 2020
December 2019
November 2019
October 2019
September 2019
August 2019
June 2019
May 2019
April 2019
March 2019
February 2019
January 2019
December 2018
November 2018
October 2018
September 2018
August 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
November 2009
October 2009
August 2009
May 2009
April 2009
February 2009
January 2009
November 2008
October 2008
August 2008
May 2008
April 2008
February 2008
January 2008
November 2007
October 2007
August 2007
May 2007
April 2007
February 2007
January 2007
November 2006
October 2006
August 2006
May 2006
April 2006
February 2006
January 2006
November 2005
October 2005
August 2005
May 2005
April 2005
February 2005
January 2005
November 2004
October 2004
August 2004
May 2004
April 2004
February 2004
January 2004
November 2003
October 2003
August 2003
May 2003
April 2003
February 2003
January 2003
November 2002
October 2002
May 2002
April 2002
February 2002
January 2002
November 2001
October 2001
May 2001
April 2001
February 2001
January 2001
Winter 2000
Fall 2000

Methods & Tools
is supported by


Vornexinc.com

Testmatick.com

Software Testing
Magazine


The Scrum Expert