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JUnit 5 – Assertions and Assumptions. Part 1

Abstract: JUnit is a unit testing framework for the Java programming language. The JUnit 5 version has been redesigned to solve some particular problems of the previous versions. It comes with a new architecture, and with a lot of new features. Additionally to the ones presented in our previous article, we’ll discuss here in more detail assertions and, assumptions.

Most popular courses in 2018

Last year we looked at the most popular courses in 2017. This year we want to continue the tradition and let you know which were the most sought after courses in 2018 for our locations in Romania and Poland.

Luxoft Training is an IIBA Endorsed Education Provider

For over 10 years Luxoft Training has been offering professionals the tools and opportunities to maximize their performance as business analysts or to start a career in this field.

Remember the ignorance

I recently had a very interesting conversation with Steve Porter from We discussed a Scrum team where developers are not pulling their work themselves. Instead, it’s a senior developer who, during the Daily Scrum, selects which Product Backlog items will be worked on that day and who will work on them.

Marcus Aurelius on how to implement Scrum

I teach participants what Agile values and principles are, what Scrum is and what it is not, about the Growth mindset, team-based organizations, collaboration, frequent customer feedback and customer value maximization. I usually get the same reaction related to Agile and Scrum, especially from people from big companies. Their concerns can be summarized as “it will never work here”:

On zero refinement in Scrum

My friend Steve Porter recently twitted on Product Backlog refinement: “Refinement isn’t an event in Scrum. It’s a concept. It’s not mandatory and there are no hard and fast rules for when and how much. Zero refinement is acceptable, as is spending a majority of your Sprint on it.

Developing TDD applications with Junit 5 – webinar video

Check out the recording of our Junit 5 webinar, where we discuss about Test Driven Development principles and the importance of developing software in the TDD style.

Why a Product Owner needs courage

I had a conversation with Steve Porter from on dysfunctional interactions between the Product Owner and the Development Team in Scrum. This discussion reminded me of an idea that I learned from Jordan B. Peterson that real trust is an act of courage. In this post I am trying to take this idea and apply it to a Scrum team.

Questions – the main tool for managers. Part 2

Let’s continue our discussion on how a manager can successfully use questions to improve the way he manages.

When a Manager is not Agile (but thinks he is) – part 2

Let’s continue our article on how we should approach a situation where the manager is not aware he is hurting the team.

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