Writing Effective Cucumber Tests
Cucumber

Introduction The more I have gotten into developing testing frameworks based on Cucumber, the more I’ve seen how important writing effective cucumber tests are. The feature files provided earlier are not a good example of cucumber tests, and below we will cover why, and how to turn these into effectively written test cases. A badly […]

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Effective Requirements Gathering on Agile Projects

Today, a growing number of software development professionals are familiar with the agile development methodology, and are capable of executing a project given a backlog of well-defined stories. The problem we often encounter with new customers is the question of how to translate their business vision into an actionable development plan. The chasm between strategic […]

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Cucumber-JVM Setup
Cucumber

Introduction As a software tester with Java experience, generally working with Java applications, the release of the cucumber-jvm really excited me. I have been thinking about trying out Behavioral Driven Development for some time, and this tool (along with a new project) finally gave me the push I needed to try it out. I find […]

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How to display a logon/disclaimer notice banner in SharePoint by customizing the Global.asax and deploy the global.asax file using the Sharepoint WSP.

  I was working on a SharePoint DoD project, due to security requriements(STIG) it needed to display a disclaimer notice banner when a user initiates a session with the SharePoint Site. This solution tells how to customize and deploy the SharePoint Global.asax that triggers the new session start event to display the disclaimer notice banner. This solution was split into two SharePoint […]

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Running a free copy of SecureCI in the Amazon cloud

Coveros has been offering downloadable copies of our integrated SecureCI™ platform as a VMware™ virtual machine image for quite a while now. SecureCI is an integrated stack of tools that provides version control, wiki, project/issue management, and code analysis to enable the development of high quality, secure applications. For more information about the history of SecureCI, read Gene […]

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Hey, Project Manager, Time To Refactor!

If your software is becoming unwieldy, inflexible or inelegant, a good place to start exploring for improvements is in the level of refactoring that is being performed on the code on a day-to-day basis. As a project manager, I learned some key patterns of behavior that served as sure signs that not enough refactoring was […]

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Introducing SecureCI

SecureCI is an open-source continuous integration solution. We’ve assembled a number of open-source tools that we use, installed them in a VMware image and configured them to work together. SecureCI is packaged as a virtual machine that can be run with the VMware Player that way you can be up and running in minutes without […]

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