Tests and Experiments – Richard A. Kass

Test and experimentation are integral to the capability development process. This is the second of a two-part discussion on experimentation. This article considers the similarities and differences between experimentation and testing. While the two endeavors address different questions and exhibit some differences in the planning and execution process, overall similarities outweigh differences especially in event resources suggesting potential gains from sharing resources. Original : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA514048

Approach, Method, Technique: Making Distinctions and Creating Connections – John Burnham

As the works that systemic practitioners are involved in becomes more multifarious, the systemic model itself evolves to different levels of complexity. A model that was once associated almost exclusively with seeing families in therapy has during the last decade developed into a movement that offers potential for practitioners working in the broader domain of human systems. Within this movement there have been several notable papers which offer helpful clarifications for practitioners seeking ways to employ systemic perspectives and practices in different \vays [ego Lang, Little and Cronen (1990)]. This…

Microservice architecture with ASP.NET Core – Glenn Condron, Cesar De Ia Torre Llorente

A great speech from Cesar De La Torre LIorente. Simply well put and provides important insights into microservice architectural approach. https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Build/2017/T6051 https://channel9.msdn.com/events/Ignite/Microsoft-Ignite-Orlando-2017/BRK3317?term=Microservice%20architecture%20

Test cases for Decision Coverage and Modified Condition / Decision Coverage -Zalán Szugyi

In this study we concern to structural testing methods, especially which are related to Decision Coverage (DC), and Modified Condition / Decision Coverage (MCDC). These coverage metrics are discussed in the next chapter. We analyze several projects – written in Ada programming language – in subprogram level, and estimate how many test cases are needed to satisfy the 100% of DC and MCDC coverage. At last we  answer to the question: how many test cases need more to satisfy MCDC then DC. In the second chapter we describe the most frequently used coverage metrics. In the third chapter we give a detailed description about how we analyzed the source codes of projects. Then we discuss the results of our analysis in the fourth chapter. And the summary and the conclusion comes in the fifth chapter. TestCasesForDecisionCoverageAndMCDC http://people.inf.elte.hu/lupin/dc_mcdc_study.pdf

NET Microservices Architecture for Containerized NET Applications – Cesar de la Torre, Bill Wagner, Mike Rousos

Enterprises are increasingly realizing cost savings, solving deployment problems, and improving DevOps and production operations by using containers. Microsoft has been releasing container innovations for Windows and Linux by creating products like Azure Container Service and Azure Service Fabric, and by partnering with industry leaders like Docker, Mesosphere, and Kubernetes. These products deliver container solutions that help companies build and deploy applications at cloud speed and scale, whatever their choice of platform or tools. https://aka.ms/microservicesebook

Domain Driven Design – Eric Evans

Eric Evans has written a fantastic book on how you can make the design of your software match your mental model of the problem domain you are addressing. “His book is very compatible with XP. It is not about drawing pictures of a domain; it is about how you think of it, the language you use to talk about it, and how you organize your software to reflect your improving understanding of it. Eric thinks that learning about your problem domain is as likely to happen at the end of…


As seen on: TechQa.Com; Well, this post starts off with the basics first, but it will coincide with the title towards the end. I will try to convince you to switch your element locating practice from ids, class names, tag names … to XPath and will explain how this technique helps us test more efficiently. Common Usage The prevalence practice of UI testing is using “id”s when locating an element. If there is no id attribute for the element, new preference would probably be “classname”, “text” or so…And yet, at…

Load Test Correlation

As seen on: Loadium.com;    In today’s world, we have to deal with various behaviors of systems while communicating with one another. In most cases, to carry on with test scenarios, we need to fetch the dynamic responses from preceding requests and pass it to the subsequent ones. By simply parsing and passing the needed data to the next caller provides a smooth transition during the test execution process (Load Test Correlation). Storyline: Since load/stress testing scenarios are based on mutual interactions between the client and remote, the need of…