Friday Reads – 23rd October 2015 – #7

Thanks to @fergalleon for curating this weeks’ issue.

Introducing Resharper ‘Build’

One for the .net guys, some of the nice new features being added to resharper vNext:

http://blog.jetbrains.com/dotnet/2015/10/15/introducing-resharper-build/

Her Code Got Humans on the Moon — And Invented Software Itself!

(Courtesy of @feelthesource)

This raises some interesting points, which are as relevant today as they were then.

http://www.wired.com/2015/10/margaret-hamilton-nasa-apollo/

Hottest” IT Companies In UK’s Financial Sector

Interesting round up of some startups who are making inroads into the markets traditionally dominated by the established players.

http://uk.businessinsider.com/17-hottest-fintech-companies-in-britain-2015-6

Online Attacks on Infrastructure

According to this report, are steadily on the increase

http://mobile.nytimes.com/blogs/bits/2015/10/14/online-attacks-on-infrastructure-are-increasing-at-a-worrying-pace/

.Net Rocks! Is Coming to Scotland

(Just announced this morning)

The chaps from the excellent “.Net rocks!” podcast are coming to Scotland to do some talks.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1GrJUlLesLd9_dlIwBc1P7mvgu2kwID7WK6kBbYQMvaA/viewform?c=0&w=1

The Test Automation Pyramid

This talks about falling into the common trap of violating Cohn’s testing pyramid (I’m looking at you Selenium!):

http://www.ontestautomation.com/tag/mike-cohn/ 

Subcutaneous Tests

To solve this, Fowler talks about going after “subcutaneous” tests instead of UI tests:

http://martinfowler.com/bliki/SubcutaneousTest.html

An Effective Testing Strategy?

And to summarize, Jimmy ‘Automapper’ Bogard covers concept this in quite a relatable way here:

https://lostechies.com/jimmybogard/2010/08/25/an-effective-testing-strategy/

 

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