Software Development Certifications

August 31, 2012

Certifications have become an important part of the life of software development professionals. If there is some aims by hiring organizations to try to assess the capacity of their future employees, certification is also a lucrative market for training companies and professional organizations that sell, sorry provide the certifications. The situation is very competitive in the project management market where besides the traditional PMP certification provided by the Project Management Institute, there has been the increased adoption of agile project management certification, mainly the ScrumMaster official titles provided by either the Scrum Alliance or Scrum.org. This is so true that the PMI has now developed its own Agile Project Management certification. Certifications are also present in another number of software development areas. According to the Software Testing Magazine, the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB) is the clear leader in the field of software testing certifications, with only few competitors that act more locally. In the area of software requirements management and business analysis certification, the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) is the main professional and certification organization. There are however alternative certification scheme provided by organizations like the International Requirements Engineering Board, the British Computer Society (BCS) or the Object Management Group (OMG) which specialize in UML-based analysis certifications.


Java and Software Quality in the Summer 2011 issue of Methods & Tools

July 26, 2011

Methods & Tools – the free e-magazine for software developers, testers and project managers – has just published its Summer 2011 issue with the following articles:
* Continuous Delivery Using Build Pipelines With Jenkins and Ant
* Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Software Measurement
* The Art of Mocking
* Restructure101 for Java  – Refactor Your Software Architecture
* Maven – Java Build Management
* Automated WebTesting with Selenium RC
* Liquibase – Open Source Dababase Version Control

55 pages of software development knowledge that you can download from http://www.methodsandtools.com/mt/download.php?summer11


Java in the Cloud

June 7, 2011

Cloud computing is certainly a trendy topic in software development today. The following article presents the Cloudbees offer that allows to develop and run Java applications in the Cloud.


Agile, Project Management and Software Testing in Spring 2011 Issue of Methods & Tools

May 2, 2011

Methods & Tools – the free magazine for software developers, testers and project managers – has just published its Spring 2011 PDF issue with the following articles:
* Automated Acceptance Tests and Requirements Traceability
* Managing Schedule Flaws using Agile Methods
* User-Centric Design and the Power of Personas
* Complexity Theory for Software Developers
* Build Patterns to Boost your Continuous Integration
* GivWenZen – Behavior Driven Development for FitNesse
* Celoxis – Web Based Project Management
* Tellurium Automated Testing Framework
* Apache CXF
* RSpec Best Practices
* Maven Plugins

Download 80 pages of software development knowledge


Bromine – Test Management for Selenium

April 21, 2011

Bromine is an open source functional web test automation tool.

http://www.methodsandtools.com/tools/tools.php?bromine


NoSQL Databases Compared: Amazon’s SDB, Mongoid, CouchDB and RavenDB

January 13, 2011

The video NoSQL Stars: Amazon’s SDB vs Mongoid vs CouchDB vs RavenDB discusses the target audiences and differences in NoSQL databases and what this NoSQL thing is all about. It discusses how SQL has limits when you get to web-scale and how NoSQL bypasses these limits.


Agile, software testing and CMMI in Winter issue of Methods & Tools

December 22, 2010

Methods & Tools – the free e-magazine for software developers, testers and project managers – has just published its Winter 2010 issue with the following articles:
* Non-Functional Requirements: Do User Stories Really Help?
* Testing Dojos
* Process improvement, The Agile Way!
* Tool: Apache ServiceMix
* Tool: Apache Camel
* Tool: ArgoUML

45 pages of software development knowledge that you can download from http://www.methodsandtools.com/mt/download.php?winter10


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