Bugs are inevitable. Even after you thought you have finished coding your work, another bug creeps in, making you want to wish the bugs were real tangible objects that you could squish with your bare hands. Being a developer, you should be armed with the right weapons to battle bugs for they come almost all the time. In fact, they are building yet another Death Star. If you don't get vigilant,...
on Oct 24, 2012
Acceptance Test Driven Development (ATDD) is a method wherein business stakeholders, analysts, testers and developers collectively specify and agree on what needs to be completed in the project. Requirement specifications are set and verified even before actual development starts. This ensures that only those value-adding features are delivered to the business.
Instead of validating after the...
on Oct 21, 2012
Earlier this October, I was given the privilege of speaking at JavaOne regarding the fusion of contemporary Continuous Delivery processes and practices with the established and widely-accepted Maven release process. I spoke in detail about the similarities as well as the main differences, and how these techniques and methodologies can be combined to deliver iterations and releases that highlight...
on Oct 18, 2012
During the recent JavaOne conference, I was able to share how developers can put their Java codes up a notch by using functional programming and clean coding practices. Functional Programming puts the spotlight on what we want to get out of our codes rather than how we are going to execute them. With this in mind, codes are relatively easier to understand and are less error prone, due to the fact...
on Oct 20, 2012
Behavior-Driven Development (BDD) is all the buzz now. To contribute to the increasing buzz BDD has been creating, I'm heading off to the Canberra JUG meeting next week to give a talk about it.
BDD is a communication and collaboration process that aims to deliver what is only value-adding to the business. It is a process of establishing a common language between the business stakeholders and the...
on Oct 17, 2012
While I am in Sydney for the next Sydney Java Power Tools Bootcamp, I will be running a Java Coding Dojo, to be held in the Atlassian offices between 5:30 and 7:00pm on the 21st of October. This is a free event, open to anyone who want to do a little recreational coding. I will also be running the inaugural session of the Wellington Java Coding Dojo on October 14, at a to-be-announced...
on Sep 17, 2009
Next week holds a lot of exciting events for me at Canberra. Aside from delivering a talk on Behavior-Driven Development for the Canberra Java Users Group, I will also be conducting the Agile Java Development Practices workshop.
If you want to learn how to write effective tests and better your code, produce high quality applications, know the latest on agile development tools and practices, and...
on Oct 17, 2012
Wakaleo Consulting are pleased to announce we will be running a new series of our popular course 'TDD, BDD and Testing Best Practice for JAVA Developers', in the upcoming months. The three-day intensive training workshops will be held in the following locations on these dates:
Melbourne - 22-24 August
Sydney - 5-7 September
Canberra - 12-14 September
This a great course for those JAVA...
on Jun 7, 2012
Acceptance Test Driven Development (ATDD) is a very effective development practice that essentially involves writing specifications in the form of documented and automated examples. These automated examples become automated acceptance tests that validate the features being delivered. The process of writing these examples encourages teams to focus on where the business value of a feature is coming...
on Sep 12, 2012
I’ve just returned from Ireland, where I was presenting a seminar on Clean Code Practices for Java Developers at the Paddy Power Technology Series. You can view my presentation notes.
I also gave a presentation introducing Thucidydes, which included a live coding demonstration. You can find out more about it.
While there I also trained two teams at Paddy Power (an online betting agency,...
on Mar 13, 2012
As the year draws to a close, I wanted to give everyone a heads-up about some of the Wakaleo training sessions already lined up for 2010.
The next big training dates are in Europe - in collaboration with Skills Matter, I will be running the Java Power Tools Bootcamp in London (February 15-19) and Paris (February 22-27), and then in Wellington in March (March 22-26). I'm also lining up sessions...
on Dec 21, 2009
A new Java Power Tools Newsletter is out! In this issue, we study the theory and practice of Mock Objects, including the subtle differences between mocks and stubs, and a simple case study using Mockito, the new kid on the block of Mock Objects frameworks for Java. Check it out!
on Sep 13, 2009
Wakaleo Consulting is pleased to announce that we are bringing our popular TDD/BDD courses to Europe, in a convenient online format!
Fundamentals of Test-Driven Development in Java: This course covers both fundamental TDD/BDD practices, tips and tricks, and also how to apply them effectively with the latest Java tools, including JUnit 4.8, Hamcrest, Infinitest, Mockito and Spock.
on Apr 20, 2011
This article is an extract from the upcoming book Jenkins: The Definitive Guide, to be published in the coming months with O'Reilly..
One of the more interesting plugins to emerge over the last few months is the Build Pipeline plugin, written by the folks at Centrum Systems. The Build Pipelines plugin takes the idea of build promotion further, and helps you design and monitor deployment...
on Mar 10, 2011
One of the big focuses of Maven 3 is to provide a more reliable, more stable and better performing build tool. And one big area of improvement is Performance.
Maven 3 has the (new and somewhat experimental) ability to analyze your project structure, and the dependencies between your modules, to figure out which modules can be built in parallel. This has major performance implications for larger...
on Sep 7, 2010
One of the awesome things about Hudson is the sheer number of plugins available. In fact, if you use Hudson, make a habit of checking out the list of available plugins every month or so - there's bound to be something new that you could use! In this article, I explore two relatively new ones: the Setenv plugin and the Description Setter plugin.
The Setenv plugin
Many build scripts use environment...
on Oct 6, 2009
Java Power Tools Bootcamp sessions are coming up fast in Sydney and Wellington - come see what the buzz is about! For those in Europe, sessions are scheduled for Paris and London and in February next year.
The Java Power Tools bootcamps provide a great way to give your Java development a boost and introduce some kick-ass tools, techniques and tricks into your daily development routine.
on Sep 14, 2009