A Test-Driven Development Introduction to Angular 2

Matthew Brown AngularJS, JavaScript, Testing, Tutorial 2 Comments

AngularJS is a popular framework used for building single-page applications. One great benefit of using Angular is that it is easy to incorporate automated testing. I have been using Angular on various projects for a few years now, so naturally I was curious to learn what’s new in Angular 2. In this article, I will be walking through the process …

Devops Microservices Breakfast Boost

Breakfast Series Scheduled: Microservices and DevOps Education

Lauren Fournier Company News, Microservices, Testing Leave a Comment

Keyhole Software has released a schedule of upcoming educational events that are open to the public. Keyhole is hosting two free Breakfast Boost events to advise members of enterprise development teams on important and emerging technical topics: Microservices Application Architectural Approach: Thursday, January 28th, 2016 DevOps for the Enterprise: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 Both free presentations will be held at the Keyhole Software …


Introducing Cucumber for Java + STANDARD Values

Keith Shakib Agile, Dev Methodologies, Java, Technology Snapshot, Testing 1 Comment

As software developers, we all have our favorite tools for making us successful. Many are perfect for the job when getting started but are soon outgrown. Others require too much setup and training to “dip your toes in the water” just to simply find out if they are the right tool. Cucumber JVM is a testing framework that enhances JUnit …

Trouble Maker

Failure As A Use Case: Introducing Trouble Maker

David Pitt Keyhole Creations, Microservices, Programming, Technology Snapshot, Testing Leave a Comment

For too many reasons to count, it is nearly a guarantee that your production software systems will fail in some way. We attempt to QA our software, which essentially tests application “business” function, but it’s very difficult to test what can go wrong in an actual production environment. Things like memory utilization and leaks, port exhaustion, connection pool timeouts, too …


ATDD: Using Cucumber/Gherkin for API, SPA, and Mobile

Dave Jackson Technology Snapshot, Testing Leave a Comment

I’m a big proponent of Acceptance Test-Driven Development (ATDD). The most successful projects on which I have worked have utilized some variant of Scrum. And, one particular family of ATDD frameworks fits nicely within the Scrum User Story paradigm: Cucumber and Gherkin, its business-friendly Domain Specific Language (DSL). In this blog I will provide an introduction to three effective tools for …


Short on Time? Switch to Groovy for Unit Testing

Rik Scarborough Testing Leave a Comment

If you are a programming today, you have most likely heard of Unit Testing or of the Test-Driven Development process. I have yet to run into a programmer that has not heard of both, nor one that says Unit Testing isn’t important. In casual discussions, most programmers seem to feel that Unit Tests are very important and that Test-Driven Development …


Checking Sanity in TDD Testing

Rik Scarborough Testing Leave a Comment

Whether you’re in the process of fully adopting Test Driven Development (TDD), providing unit tests after you have written your code, or something in between, the question that you will soon ask is: “What should I be testing?” The simplest answer to me is: any place where you can isolate and test just your code. In my opinion, Test-Driven Development …