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The Objective of Time-Boxing

April 23, 2017 — Posted by Al Shalloway
This blog continues my series on Going Beyond Practices to Achieve Objectives
 

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Values, Practices and Principles Are Not Enough

April 23, 2017 — Posted by Al Shalloway

Agile has been around for over 2 decades now. Most every method talks about values, principles and practices. The Agile Manifesto, for example, is comprised of 4 values and 12 principles. XP, Scrum, Kanban, SAFe, LeSS and Nexus have added a considerable number of principles and practices as well. However, there has been little discussion of the laws of software development and insufficient discussion of the objectives of the practices of its popular frameworks, methods, etc.

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Blog Series: TDD and Process, Part 4

April 17, 2017 — Posted by Scott Bain

Part 4: Redundancy

In part 3, we examined how the same specification can be bound to the production system in different ways, producing executable tests that have various levels of granularity and speed, by creating different bindings for different purposes.  We started with the “full stack” binding:

Full-Stack Binding

Next, we created a different binding that avoided accessing the database at all by mocking out the persistence layer:

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Blog Series: TDD and Process, Part 3

April 6, 2017 — Posted by Scott Bain

Part 3: Reusing the Specification

I’ve said that notion of automation should follow the TDD specification process, not lead it.  We choose the “test automation framework” (TAFW) based on the nature of our specification and how we have chosen to represent it to stakeholders.

That said, once we have settled on a TAFW, we can then determine how best to use it to bind the specification to the production code, allowing for automated tests to be run in a relatively quick and efficient manner.

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