Failure is Always an Option

Design Strategies for Cloud Hosted Services The title phrase was made popular by Adam Savage of MythBusters fame (pictured to the right… the bunny is made of C4).  However it is also motto to live by when designing and deploying services to run on a Cloud platform.  We of course do not accept failure of…

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Leaping into “The Cloud”: Rewards, Risks, and Mitigations

Download PDF Download PPT Co-presented with Ken Johnston Leaping into “The Cloud”: Rewards, Risks, and Mitigations Wednesday, November 09, 2011 2:30 PM The cloud has rapidly gone from “that thing I should know something about” to the “centerpiece of our corporate IT five-year strategy.” However, cloud computing is still in its infancy. Sure, the marketing…

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Cloud Computing: One Picture and Several Examples

This diagram is from "How the Cloud Changes Software Production", by Seth Eliot, Better Software Magazine, March/April, 2011 – http://bit.ly/seth_cloud_better_software Figure 1 Cloud Resources by category form a stack This table is a variation of that included with the "Sticky Notes" for "How the Cloud Changes Software Production", by Seth Eliot, Better Software Magazine, March/April,…

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Testing in Production (TiP), a common and costly technical malpractice???

Cool….I am seeing more hits on Bing and other search engines (I comparison shop my queries) for “Testing in Production”.  Here’s one: Why testing in production is a common and costly technical malpractice Yipes. Not the message I’ve been trying to drive, but even within Microsoft, especially among those working on shrinkwrap products (i.e. not…

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Testing in Production (TiP) – It Really Happens–Examples from Facebook, Amazon, Google, and Microsoft

  Testing in Production (TiP) really happens, and yes that it s a good thing! Here are some examples from Facebook, Amazon, Google, and Microsoft. The Methodologies This is not a complete list of TiP methodologies, but explains the ones used in the examples given A/B Testing (aka Online Controlled Experimentation): I explain this in…

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Testing in the Bing Cloud

Ken Johnston references BUFT in his latest blog on Bing Jobs: Testing in the Bing Cloud Check it out.

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My Latest Intro to Cloud Computing Article Has Been Published

  How Cloud Computing Changes the Way We Produce Software by Seth Eliot Creating services in the cloud enables new capabilities and features to improve your product and empower your team. But the cloud also introduces challenges as to how to build and test such services. This introduction to the cloud shows how you can…

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Software Test Professionals Conference 2011

Added March 25, 2011 You can view the full version of the slides I presented at http://bit.ly/seth_STP_slides Original Blog Post follows: I will be speaking at STP Con – Software Test Professionals Conference 2011. Testing in Production: Your Key to Engaging Customers – Session 801  (Track: Test Process) Wednesday March 23, 3:30pm – 4:30pm Seth…

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