I have recently watched Larry Hastings talk about Removing Python's GIL: The Gilectomy that has been recorded at PyCon 2016. Larry very graphically outlines the problems from not having proper concurrency features. He also tells a nice story on how the Python community is struggling with this situation for the last 24 years.(read more …)
DevOps is about operations, right? And about applying tools and processes from the Dev space to operations. But QA? Really? What I personally experience driving DevOps transitions is that continuous integration and operations need to work together. People need to realize that these are two sides of the same coin. One of the biggest challenges is that people often do not see it this way.(read more …)
Continuous Integration is pretty important today even for small to mid sized companies and their software development teams. When it comes to choosing a continuous integration server there are many proprietary and open source solutions available. In the enterprise world Jenkins appears to be the default option these days.
In my opinion CI servers are today becoming more important than ever. If you do DevOps and infrastructure-as-code you need tools that you can rely on for your automation tasks which are easy to maintain. I think Jenkins is not there (yet).(read more …)
The TestTalks podcast is a great resource for anybody who is looking for inspiration in the field of QA, test automation and continuous integration. I recently have been given the honor of being interviewed by Joe Colantonio.(read more …)
Mid of March 2016 I visited the RobotChallenge in Vienna. http://www.robotchallenge.org/
RobotChallenge is Europe's largest competition for autonomous robots. I was amazed to meet and exchange with teams from so many foreign countries. Since 2004 teams from 56 countries with more than 2,000 robots have competed in 15 different disciplines.(read more …)