Methods & Tools - Text Edition - May 2011
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CloudBees Presentation the Java User Group Lausanne
Sacha Labourey, the CEO of Cloudbees and former CTO of JBoss, was recently in Lausanne to present the Cloudbees platform to the Lausanne Java User Group. Cloudbees is a platform that allows to develop and run Java (or more precisely JVM-based language) software in the cloud. Read more
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*** Books ***
Lean-Agile Acceptance Test-Driven Development by Ken Pugh
Acceptance tests are defined in this book as the test created by the customer in collaboration with the developer and the tester prior to implementation. They are not the traditional user acceptance tests performed after implementation. Although acceptance tests can be used at different development stages, Ken Pugh proposes mainly in this book an approach where all project stakeholders will collaborate to create tests that validate business requirements.
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Methods & Tools is looking for open source tools articles
Methods & Tools has introduced this year a tool section in its PDF issues. I am therefore looking for short (3-4 pages, screenshots included) presentations articles of open source software development tools (JUnit for instance). If you are commiter to an open source project or working with such a tool and willing to present it to the readers of Methods & Tools, do not hesitate to contact me.
Methods & Tools Article Pipeline
In future issues, you will find articles on:
* Function Point Estimation Models Comparison
* The Art of Mocking
* Use of Quality and Capability Models and Standards
* Continuous Integration Pipeline
* Narrative Journey Maps
* Retrospective Dialogue Sheets
* Selenium Tool
* FEST Tool
* Cruise Control.net Tool
* Maven Tool
* Gradle Tool
* Liquibase Tool
* Cucumber Tool
* Windmill Tool
* Jellyfish Tool