Beyond Code Coverage

Beyond Code Coverage: Understanding the Ripple Effect of Change

March 18, 2013

Code coverage tools provide some basic metrics about the percent of your code that’s covered by an automated test. But it lacks the ability to understand the ripple effect of change or help you prioritize your automated testing efforts. In this session, you will learn how Coverity was able to transform its testing process through insourcing, automation and by focusing on the most critical code and code impacted by change. We’ll discuss how we incorporated development testing into our agile process and implemented stage gates at various points in our SDLC based on specific quality and security criteria and metrics. Today, 97% of our end-to-end tests are now automated, we can complete a full round of end-to-end tests in two days and with three engineers; and our maintenance release cycle has been reduced from two weeks to three days.

About the Speakers

Al Bessey

Al Bessey has been a Customer-Facing Software Solutions Engineer at Coverity since December 2007. He has his Master’s degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of South Carolina, specializing in parallel algorithms for parallel multi-processor systems. With over 20 years of field sales and support experience for hardware systems, software applications and services, Al is an expert in development testing.

Ed Tice

Ed Tice has been a Customer-Facing Software Solutions Engineer at Coverity since June 2008. He studied Computer Science at Drexel University specializing in testing and optimization of polymorphic programs. With over 15 years of experience developing enterprise systems, Ed is an expert in development testing.

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AJUG Meetup

Building and Deploying 12 Factor Apps in Scala and Java

June 20, 2017

The twelve-factor app is a modern methodology for building software-as-a-service apps:

• Use declarative formats for setup automation, to minimise time and cost for new developers joining the project.

• Have a clean contract with the underlying operating system, offering maximum portability between execution environments.

• Are suitable for deployment on modern cloud platforms, obviating the need for servers and systems administration.

• Minimise divergence between development and production, enabling continuous deployment for maximum agility.

• And can scale up without significant changes to tooling, architecture, or development practices.

We will build a RESTful web service in Java and deploy the app to CloudFoundry. We will go over how to build a cloud manifest, how to keep our database credentials and application configuration outside of our code by using user-provided services and go over what it takes to build a 12 Factor application in the cloud. This presentation will be heavy on code and light on slides!


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