Holes in Whole Team Quality

The concept of whole team quality is a good one.  Everybody on a project should be responsible for quality.  Unfortunately, there are often holes in our whole team quality approach.  Here are a few I’ve seen: No definition of Done – It’s difficult to achieve quality if you don’t define what it means!  So many […]

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The Benefits of Self-directed Teams

When talking about the activities critical to agile success, one often hears about daily huddles, continuous integration, and user acceptance testing, but I’ve found that the agile principle of Self-directed Teams is equally important.  Teams should be allowed to estimate and assign their own work for a variety of reasons: 1) Estimates will be more […]

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The Goal of Mobile Application Testing

I’m often asked what makes mobile testing so different that testing anything else? The simple answer is your goal.  When we test a web application, per say, the goal of our testing is to often ensure that the application fulfills the requirements as directed by the product owner, that it meets any standards set by […]

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Maven POM Lint Plugin

I am a big fan of static analysis and formatting tools. I just like my code to be as clean as possible. At the very least, being clean makes the code easier to read and maintain. If I can find a tool that will make it easy for me to keep my code clean, I’ll […]

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SecureCI 2013 Q4 Release

Introduction Quarter 4 for Coveros has been action packed for SecureCI™. We performed several major updates to our SecureCI™ version, bringing the software tools up to date, and making them more user and out-of-the-box friendly. For those unaware, SecureCI™ is an integrated stack of tools that provides version control, wiki, project/issue management, and code analysis […]

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Using Components with Known Vulnerabilities

One of the items on the 2013 OWASP Top Ten is “Using Components with Known Vulnerabilities.” It is new on this year’s list, debuting at number 9. OWASP lists at as being widespread and difficult to detect. The issue is that modern software is made up of dozens, if not hundreds, of third-party components. Even […]

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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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