From The Pipeline v29.0

This entry is part [part not set] of 36 in the series From the Pipeline

The following will be a regular feature where we share articles, podcasts, and webinars of interest from the web.

Formulation Document Examples with Gáspár Nagy & Seb Rose

In a just-released podcast, Joe Colantonio chats with Gaspar Nagy & Seb Rose on their new book, Formulation. The book is the second in a series of three books on Behavior Driven Development. Formulation is focused on how you get all stakeholders involved in the creation of production specifications. It’s a great listen for two of the thought leaders on BDD in the community.

Key Components of a CI/CD Pipeline

The post from CloudBees covers the principles of CI/CD including the key components and how they work. The main point of CI/CD is to deliver code faster by automatically integrate and test the new code before deployment. The post provide key definitions on CI and CD followed by descriptions of Build, Test, and Deployment phases of a pipeline. A good intro for beginners.

Code Coverage & Frontend Testing

Rehan Saeed presents a few tools to use for unit testing and frontend testing currently in use by his team. Jest is a unit testing framework built by Facebook; it’s a single NPM package that includes an assertion library, mocking framework, and code coverage tools Rehan also briefly covers Cypress, which is a frontend web testing tool.

To Boost Your Test Automation Success, Treat It Like a Business

Paul Grizzaffi makes the case that automation should be approached from the perspective of business value. Two factors that should be considered are opportunity cost and total cost of ownership. Maintenance costs should be included in the total cost of an automation initiative (maintenance includes bug fixes, work to maintain application parity, infrastructure upgrades, etc.).

Mobile Trends: Apple App Clips, Android APKs, & More

Eran Kinsbruner covers four emerging mobile trends. The first is Apple App Clips, which allows users to download a subset of an app rather than the entire thing. Android APKs are a an format that consume fewer resources in phones such as battery and CPU. Foldables have also become more popular, with releases from Microsoft, Samsung, LG, and Huawei. PWAs are responsive web apps with mobile specific abilities (however they do not has full support from Apple).

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