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Acclaimed IT Consultancy company ThoughtWorks recently published its October Technology Radar.
This publication assessess software techniques, software tools, software
platforms, software languages and makes recommendations regarding the
In a world where the technologies changes are rapid and where choices
can seem overwhelming it is a super publication and well worth reading.
It is not everyday when industry Gurus such as Martin Fowler
(Chief Scientist at thoughtworks) are going to tell you their expert
opinions for free. Some of the interesting points from the latest
Regarding the build tools, Maven is going out of fashion.
Interestingly because it never fully dumped XML. I tend to agree with
this. While Maven offered some improvements over Ant in how it handled
Maven, if you wanted to do anything which was not the Maven way you had
to write a plugin which some people found hacky especially as project
is suggested over JMeter. One advantage Locust has is that it is not
thread bound. This means you do not need a separate thread to simulate
every client. to simulate some geographical dispersion amongst your
clients Saas Performance testing tools such as Blitz.io and Tealeaf are suggested as tools on the up.The most popular project in GitHub (over 40,000 stargazers at time
of writing), Twitter Bootstrap is promoted for its powerfuls of
components and features. I really like the look of Twitter Bootstrap. It
is used by NASA, MSNBC and practically every start up.
- The proliferation of work - in - progress limits. One method to
achieve this is to use Kanban limits. "Kanban" traces back to the early
days of the Toyota Production system and in English it is roughtly
translated to "signboard". One aspect of the Kanban system is to limit
impedemence mistmatch between inter-dependent processes by imposing
work-in-process limits. So there is not point having a massive amount of
development in progress at any one time and then all a sudden dumping
this on a test teaam.
- 'Mobile first' - this is a technique which considers the mobile devices rather than last. Some simple stats substantiate this:
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