Delivery Focused Software Teams

Software delivery in many organisations is still far too waterfall, inefficient, and often unhealthy to be a part of. The myriad of methodologies which can be applied in different combinations to achieve something more efficient can be overwhelming. Normal organisational structures deny people the authority to make the efficiency savings which seem logical to them. … Continue reading Delivery Focused Software Teams

CI/CD

I get so frustrated when I see perfectly talented DevOps engineers building pipelines which drive big bang thinking, and calling it CI/CD. Can you all please stop? Continuous integration and continuous deployment are two very special principals which drive high quality, prevent bugs reaching production, and generally help things get delivered quicker. Automation alone does … Continue reading CI/CD

Getting FitNesse to Work

Sample code here. Recently I've been looking into Specification by Example, which people keep defining to me as BDD done the right way. Specification by Example fully implemented includes the idea of an executable specification. A concept that has led me back to¬†FitNesse¬†having given it the cold shoulder for the last six or seven years. … Continue reading Getting FitNesse to Work