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Methods & Tools - March 2019
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Last Articles Published on Methods & Tools Website - Open Source Cross-Platform End-to-End Test Runner is an open source cross-platform end-to-end test runner for anything that runs in a browser. Its architecture is unique wherein the tests run alongside the application inside the browser, which allows the tests to closely control and observe the application. Read more...

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An Introduction to Domain Driven Design Today’s enterprise applications are undoubtedly sophisticated and rely on some specialized technologies (persistence, AJAX, web services and so on) to do what they do. And as developers it’s understandable that we tend to focus on these technical details. But the truth is that a system that doesn’t solve the business needs is of no use to anyone, no matter how pretty it looks or how well architected its infrastructure. The philosophy of domain-driven design (DDD) – first described by Eric Evans in his book of the same name – is about placing our attention at the heart of the application, focusing on the complexity that is intrinsic to the business domain itself. We also distinguish the core domain (unique to the business) from the supporting sub-domains (typically generic in nature, such as money or time), and place appropriately more of our design efforts on the core. Read more...

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No matter how hard you try, an occasional defect will escape to production despite your best efforts. Ideally, this is a rare event. When it happens, the defect is likely to be a devious problem that causes strange things to happen in other systems you didn’t know about during development. Because of a big security fence between development and production, you are unlikely to hear much about many of these defects, let alone participate in chasing them down and finding their root cause. Certainly not every operational software is caused by software, but a lot of them are. And when they are, the development team should be keenly interested in discovering what it was about its design and testing practices that caused the defect and allowed it to escape. In our experience, this kind of feedback is usually not sought and generally not welcome. This is a mistake. The only way to prevent escaped defects in the future is to examine the ones that occur in the present, methodically find their root causes, and, one by one, eliminate them.

Source: "Leading Lean Software Development", Mary & Tom Poppendieck, Addison-Wesley

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Reference: Master Apache JMeter From Load Testing to DevOps, Antonio Gomes Rodrigues, Philippe Mouawad and Milamber,

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