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Blog Archive for johnsmart during April 2009

Most people would agree that testing your code is a good thing. And there is little doubt that modern Test-Driven development practices, when applied well, can produce high quality software that is reliable, flexible and easy to maintain. However, one of the big problems that often happens when developers adopt Test-Driven Development is that they concentrate so much on the tests that they lose...
This case study is the third of an 8-part blog series about why so many developers adopt continuous integration, and originally published on the Atlassian blogs. Ragnar is principle consultant at an Icelandic internet development firm based in Reykjavík. He and his team develop web applications for a variety of clients, primarily using PHP. Application source code is stored in a Subversion...
This case study is the second of an 8-part blog series about why so many developers adopt continuous integration, and originally published on the Atlassian blogs. It naturally has a bit of a Bamboo slant to it (if you look close enough, you can even see the odd panda), but the issues discussed apply to any team trying to adopt modern development practices, no matter what CI tool is used. Claudia...
This case study is the first of an 8-part blog series about why so many developers adopt continuous integration, and originally published on the Atlassian blogs. Johan is a project manager who works on internal corporate web applications for an IT shop in Frankfurt, Germany. He has a team of 10 developers, testers and BAs based in Germany, as well as an offshore team of similar size based in...