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Benjamin Ball04/14/14
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Getting into Flow[Con] with Gene Kim and Jez Humble

In this episode, the Ship Crew discusses FlowCon with the brilliant Jez Humble and Gene Kim. What aspects of “flow” does your organization struggle with? Which people and departments in your software development process are that sad, soggy piece of lettuce? Join the discussion!

Amar Mattey04/14/14
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Effective Testing around Hibernate/ORM layer

As applications that use Hibernate or any ORM frameworks grow complex, lots of performance issues don't get enough attention until it is too late. This article accounts for SLA time as part of the junits and allows developers to think in terms of calculating the number of calls hibernate is going to make in the background. This allows for developers to deal with facts rather than assumptions.

Grzegorz Poznac...04/14/14
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Mule best practices backed by MUnit tests

A few words about coping with complex flows (not the ones you would see in every demo app) and how to properly test them using thriving Mule testing framework - MUnit.

Benjamin Ball04/14/14
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DevOps Zone Link Roundup (Apr. 14)

For a look at what's been happening outside of the DevOps Zone, we've assembled links from around the web, including a look at NGINX for web integration, release testing with CD, a Puppet change impact tool called Gonzo, Windows and Microsoft Azure updates from Chef and Puppet Labs, and more.

Benjamin Ball04/13/14
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The Best of the Week (Apr. 4): DevOps Zone

Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the DevOps Zone (Apr. 4 to Apr. 10). This week's topics include the Heartbleed SSL bug, Continuous Delivery vs. Continuous Integration, two very different introductions to continuous delivery, and perfect test automation.

Lubos Krnac04/12/14
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Mock Final Method

The author was asked to put together examples how to mock Java constructs well know for their testability issues. He calls these techniques unusual mocking. Developers practicing TDD or BDD should be aware of testability problems behind these constructs and avoid them when designing tests and modules.

Dave Bush04/11/14
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What Not to Test

There is code in your application that you shouldn’t bother to write a test for.

Julien Danjou04/11/14
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Doing A/B Testing with Apache HTTPD

If you do not know what A/B testing is about, take a quick look at the Wikipedia page on that subject. Long story short, the idea is to serve two different version of a page to your visitors and check which one is getting the most success. When you found which version is better, you can definitely switch to it.

Troy Hunt04/10/14
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Everything You Need to Know About the Heartbleed SSL Bug

Every now and then in the world of security, something rather serious happens and we all run around like headless chicken wondering what on earth it means. Did the NSA finally “get us”? Is SSL dead? Is the sky falling? Well it’s bad, but not for everyone and quite possibly not as bad as many are saying it is.

Alexey Zvolinskiy04/09/14
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Insight View: Perfect Test Automation

I'm not scared to talk about my vision of a perfect test automation in a context of a software development. My work experience gives me confidence in this question

Lubos Krnac04/09/14
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Measuring Code Coverage by Protractor End-to-End Tests

Was just setting up new JavaScript project based on Grunt. I scaffolded the project template by Yeoman with usage of angular-fullstack generator. I decided to try MEAN stack without MongoDB for my new project (DB isn't needed).

Topher Marie04/09/14
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Why Should You Automate Manual User Management Steps?

Manual user management is painful. That’s why we focused one of the core foundational server management functions on automating user management. A key part of that pain relates to the manual interaction with your users.

Ivan Krizsan04/08/14
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Publish JavaDoc API Documentation when Releasing from Jenkins

This article describes how to publish JavaDoc API documentation for a Maven project built on Jenkins when that project is released. The JavaDoc API documentation is published using the same instance of Apache Tomcat 7 that Jenkins runs on.

Steve Smith04/07/14
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Introducing Continuous Delivery

This article, featured in DZone's upcoming 2014 Guide to Continuous Delivery (releasing April 14th), discusses the widely-discussed design practice of Continuous Delivery. But where did Continuous Delivery come from, what does it offer, and how does it work?

Eric Minick04/07/14
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Is Continuous Delivery just Continuous Integration done right?

If you want to understand why I think CI and CD done correctly are almost the same thing, follow me down the rabbit hole.

Dustin Marx04/04/14
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Compiling and Running Java Without an IDE

In most real applications, there's no question the IDE "overhead" is well worth it. However, for the simplest of example applications, this is not always the case.

Jakub Holý04/04/14
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Framework Joy: Load in Hibernate Updates Data

There's hidden costs when using complex frameworks, and you need to be careful how you set things up.

Alec Noller04/02/14
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Introduction to Continuous Delivery

Continuous Delivery (CD) is a software development design practice used to increase the efficiency of the software delivery process. It encourages more frequent enhancements, and these smaller, iterative changes allow for quick bug fixes with minimal risk. Ultimately, CD is about keeping things moving.

Dustin Marx04/02/14
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Contributions of Individual Programming Languages to Software Development

I've grown weary of the blog posts and forum rants stating why one programming language is better than another.

Mike Hadlow04/02/14
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Docker: Bulk Remove Images and Containers

I’ve been playing around creating new images and containers and debugging my Dockerfile, and I’ve wound up with lots of temporary containers and images. It’s really tedious repeatedly running ‘docker rm’ and ‘docker rmi’, so I’ve knocked up a couple of bash commands to bulk delete images and containers.

Lorna Mitchell03/31/14
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Quick Switch Between Git Branches

Today's little-known git feature (or maybe everyone knows but me? I only found this a few months ago) is for quickly switching between branches. Usually I would switch branches with: git checkout [branchname]

Roger Hughes03/28/14
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Error Tracking Reports - Part 3 - Strategy and Package Private

This is the third blog in a series that's loosely looking at tracking application errors. In this series I’m writing a lightweight, but industrial strength, application that periodically scans application log files, looking for errors and, if any are found, generates and publishes a report.

Jim Bird03/28/14
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Secure DevOps: Seems Simple

The DevOps security story is deceptively simple. It’s based on a few fundamental, straight forward ideas and practices:

Hubert Klein Ikkink03/27/14
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Grails Goodness: Multiple BootStraps

In Grails we can execute code when the application starts and stops. We just have to write our code in grails-app/conf/BootStrap.groovy.

Tomasz Nurkiewicz03/26/14
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Automated Bug Finding With git bisect and mvn test

Do you know the feeling when you discover a bug in a functionality that was working couple of weeks (or versions) ago?