Oracles are things that can tell us whether or not a result is correct. For some tests, an oracle is as simple as comparing a couple strings or numbers. Other tests have many acceptable results and it’s harder to know what’s right. I Continue reading Testing with Simple and Combinatorial Oracles
I’m calling this “Resources on Agile Testing” but I’m not drawing a very sharp line about what’s Agile Testing vs. Good Testing. Further suggestions are welcome! Related resource summaries: BDD and TDD. Exercises (None identified) E-Learning Kaner, Cem. Black-Box Software Continue reading Resources on Agile Testing
Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery (CD) (or Continuous Deployment) – enabling a flow of value. Other resource summaries: BDD, TDD, Refactoring. [Disclosure: Note that I may have been involved in some of the materials mentioned below, and I work Continue reading Resources on CI and CD
Test-Driven Development (TDD) is an approach to designing and implementing software: write tests, write code, refactor, and repeat; all in small steps.
Refactoring is a key skill in developing software. These resources can help you improve.
Estimable stories can be estimated: some judgment made about their size, cost, or time to deliver. (We might wish for the term estimatable, but it’s not in my dictionary, and I’m not fond enough of estimating to coin it.) To Continue reading Estimable Stories in the INVEST Model
“Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, yet I could travel both.” —Not Robert Frost A reading list on set-based design (part of lean product development). Applied Fluid Technologies. Information on boat design. Baldwin, Carliss, and Kim Continue reading Resources on Set-Based Design
For a given story headline, many interpretations are possible. These vary in their quality and sophistication. I call this the intensity or depth of a story. Story intensity is a knob you can control, dialing it down for earlier delivery, Continue reading Intensifying Stories: Running with the Winners
Of all the attributes of the INVEST model, “Valuable” is the easiest one to, well, value. Who is against value? We’ll look at these key aspects: What is value? The importance of external impact Value for whom? What is Value? Continue reading Valuable Stories in the INVEST Model
French Translation In the INVEST model for user stories, N is for Negotiable (and Negotiated). Negotiable hints at several important things about stories: The importance of collaboration Evolutionary design Response to change Collaboration Why do firms exist? Why isn’t everything Continue reading Negotiable Stories in the INVEST Model