Canary tests

Canary Tests are minimal tests to quickly and automatically verify that everything you depend on is ready. You run Canary tests before other time-consuming tests, and before wasting time investigating in your code when the other tests are red. If the canary test fails, you know you have to fix something on the environments first. [...]

Øredev 2013 was last week, and it was fantastic! Sharing knowledge Øredev is in Malmö, Sweden. It’s very close to Copenhagen, so you can fly to there and then take a 20mn train to arrive in Malmö. It’s a fantastic conference, totally vendor-neutral (that’s very important). It’s big yet friendly, with a mix of well [...]

It is not uncommon to oppose the empirical process of TDD, together with its heavy use of unit tests, to the more mathematically based techniques, with the  »formal methods » and formal verification at the other end of the spectrum. However I experienced again recently that the process of TDD can indeed help discover and draw upon [...]

The first DDD Open Forum of the brand new Paris DDD meetup was last night, hosted by Arolla, and it was good to meet again after a long time with twenty-some Paris DDD aficionados! @tjaskula, the organizer of this new group, opened the evening with a welcome introduction. He also gave many suggestions of areas for [...]