We were lucky enough to get an invite to the Google Cloud Live conference this year. Being a private, invite-only event it was difficult to know what to expect, but when you hear Google and Cloud Computing in the same sentence you can't help but get excited.
As we queued outside the small-looking building in downtown San Francisco the first thing of note was that this was by no means a massive conference - probably less than 500 attendees. With the attendees being a mix of press, partners and developers, I heard one attendee describe it as a “who’s who of cloud computing”.
This year was my first attendance at the YOW! Conference, and I am very happy I was able to go. The conference was well-organised with great speakers and thought-provoking presentations.
Fascinating to me was that several themes recurred in different presentations at YOW!, with each speaker giving it a unique angle. Watching several presentations from different experts in this conference setting lent itself to a meta-analysis of these themes. One that I found particularly interesting is risk management for software projects; specifically, how development processes can help businesses manage the risks.
I recently had the pleasure of attending the Brisbane Yow! Conference. This was a great conference with talks to interest developers across many languages platforms and experience.
This blog is a summary of the more interesting talks that I attended and my thoughts on them.
There have been many good examples of using Hudson for cross-platform builds and automatic execution of tests, but Hudson also provides a great environment for empowering non-developers to execute particular tests whenever they want. We have found this to be particularly the case when automating data migration tests.
This article will discuss the what automatic data migration testing is, and how Hudson can make it easier. Whilst it refers to Hudson, the same techniques could also be used with Jenkins.
I thought it was about time I should put together a simple guide on using Jenkins to build your iOS application - and for those of us that use the awesome testflightapp.com website for managing our iOS app distribution for testing, I have included details on creating a Jenkins job to publish the latest successful artifact to testflightapp.com.
The goal of this article is to discuss how improving the automated testing aspects of a continuous delivery project led to dramatic improvements in quality and delivered real business value to a leading bank in Melbourne Australia.
It will cover how the automated testing was integrated into the continuous delivery process to support Scrum, to empower testers and to shorten testing cycles.