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End-To-End Testing Considered Harmful

End-To-End Testing is deemed valuable by many organisations, but the false confidence and opportunity costs it generates are at odds with Continuous Delivery. Why is End-To-End Testing so commonplace, and yet so ineffective?

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Release Testing Is Risk Management Theatre

Continuous Delivery often leads to the discovery of suboptimal practices within an organisation, and the Release Testing antipattern is a common example. What is Release Testing, and why is it an example of Risk Management Theatre?

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Organisation Antipattern: Build Feature Branching

Build Feature Branching is oft-incompatible with Continuous Integration

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Organisation Antipattern: Integration Feature Branching

Integration Feature Branching is overly-costly and unpredictable

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Organisation Pattern: Trunk Based Development

Trunk Based Development minimises development costs and risk

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What Is Continuous Delivery

What is Continuous Delivery, and how could it help your organisation?

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Version Control Strategies

A taxonomy of version control strategies for and against Continuous Integration

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Organisation Antipattern: Release Feature Branching

Release Feature Branching dramatically increases development costs and risk

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No Release Testing

This series of articles explains why Release Testing – end-to-end regression testing on the critical path – is a wasteful practice that impedes Continuous Delivery and is unlikely to uncover business critical defects. Organisation Antipattern: Release Testing – introduces the Release Testing antipattern and why it cannot discover defects Organisation Antipattern: Consumer Release Testing – introduces the consumer-side…

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Application Antipattern: Hardcoded Stub

A Hardcoded Stub constrains test determinism and execution times When testing interactions between interdependent applications we always want to minimise the scope of the System Under Test to ensure deterministic and rapid feedback. This is often accomplished by creating a Stub of the provider application – a lightweight implementation of the provider that supplies canned…

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