QCon 2014 – day 1

Another year, another QCon. Only this year it’s different as Caplin is also an exhibitor with our BRJS stand on the 5th floor, sandwiched between Google and Atlassian. We are lucky to have such nice neighbours, and saw a steady stream ...Read More

Agile Testing and BDD Exchange 2013

We had been to this one-day conference a couple of years ago, and were keen to go again. Especially as Chris Matts was on the speaker list. It was his work as a BA working with Dan ...Read More

Code Coverage – What is it good for?

Absolutely nothing! Say it again! That is certainly the response I got when I asked an architect about code coverage. And it also seemed to be the conclusion from a long email thread/discussion we had here last year. And it was the response ...Read More

QCon 2013 – Day two – end of day review

Day 1 ended… late. We finished at midnight after the Atlassian guys threw a party with free beer, foosball and a lot of socialising with fellow geeks. Even though it seems like the whole BBC dev team are here they are great guys ...Read More

QCon 2013 – Day 1

Morning quick update: A couple of talks we've seen this morning on Java EE 7 and iOS Testing for Banks, as well as the keynote from Barbara Liskov on the history of programming methodology.  Further details on these talks will be posted later. For now ...Read More

Testing by Contract

In the same way that design by contract can work to interfaces, with a new or existing system testing by contract can work to the interfaces between subsystems.  These interfaces are not necessarily coding interface classes, but they are the externally exposed APIs ...Read More

Performance Testing (part 1) – what are the options?

There are many paths which could be followed with performance testing, and this post will attempt to break these down to provide a number of points that should be considered when setting up performance testing for your application. In particular we will ...Read More

Story Maps and SpecLog (Story Maps part 3)

Story maps were an often mentioned conceptual tool at the Agile and BDD one day mini conference of 7 sessions in one location. See skillsmatter for the program and podcasts of the sessions.There were some great talks covering topics from ...Read More

Issues with Story Maps (Story Maps part 2)

Click here for Part 1: Stories & Story Maps There are two challenges with story maps that we seem to continually face: 1. Physicality: Story maps work best when you have a lot of physical space to lay ...Read More