'Y'

Luxoft Training News

IT&C insights by industry experts

Fixie Ė Testing by Agreement

19.10.2015   
Some time ago I came across a tweet that someone I know started using a new open-source testing framework Fixie and was very pleased with it. He was so happy that he even decided to revise all of the tests in the current project for the new engine. After this, I just could not stand by and had to look at what this thing is, and why it makes others happy.

Using email in a virtual team

22.09.2015   
Historically, many virtual teams have relied on e-mail as one of the main channels for asynchronous communication. Although now there is a tendency to transition from e-mail to more high tech tools, it is, nevertheless, still very much used in day to day communication. According to leaders around 80% of the questions they receive are not urgent and can be addressed by e-mail. Another 15% can be solved with chat or instant messaging, and the remaining 5% are solved over the phone.

Working in different time zones

14.09.2015   
Nowadays a lot of software development teams are globally located which means that project managers have to learn to work with people who live in different countries and cities. Each country tends to have its own work calendars and holidays, cities can be located in different time zones and all this means a lot of challenges when it comes to coordinating a team.

ForEachAsync Idiom

28.08.2015   
Last time we looked at the idiom that allows you to process results in the order of task completion, not in the order of launching. But we skipped one interesting moment there. Letís say we all have the same weather service and we want to obtain the results for every city as quickly as possible. Does this mean that we can take all the cities in the world and send thousands of requests at the same time? The forecast service may think that the client has gone mad and may try to throttle the requests that exceed a certain limit (by the way, this throttling is one big pain in the ass for all cloud services, both for the authors of the services and the customers).

Responsibility in Software Development Teams Part 2

21.08.2015   
In the first part of our article we talked about the most frequent allocations of responsibilities for project teams. But there are better strategies to improve responsibility.

Responsibility in Software Development Teams

21.08.2015   
In this article, we'll review some strategies for allocating responsibilities in large teams. Most Project Managers, in charge of developing a large application or system, have to coordinate several teams responsible for developing certain modules of the application. Therefore it is important to develop work flows that do no overlap in terms of functionality.

How to start a career in testing?

11.08.2015   
Testing as a profession is gaining popularity and becoming more desirable. More and more people are willing to retrain and become IT specialists, because this area is developing and the highly paid work of the tester seems to be the most accessible. Indeed, it is easier to retrain as a tester than, for example, as a programmer. But over the past ten years the "entry threshold" in the profession has grown significantly. Yet it is still feasible to do so without going through many years of training.

ďNot Invented HereĒ Syndrome

11.08.2015   
A couple of years ago I made a short series of notes on the patterns of behavior: Technical Debt, Refactoring Syndrome and The Second-System Effect. The time has come to discuss another subject, probably the most famous and popular pattern of behavior: the Not Invented Here (NIH) syndrome.

A little trick when working with ConcurrentDictionary

22.07.2015   
ConcurentDictionary has one specific feature: in some cases it may not behave exactly as you'd expect. Here is a small example. Let's say we need to do some small caching so that the results of an expensive calculation be taken from the cache if they are there, and be added to the cache in a transparent manner if someone made a mistake.

How to grow from a team leader to a project manager in IT?

16.07.2015   
Iíve often been asked this question by Team Leads (TLs) who already work in IT. How can these Team Leads become project managers? This article isnít about people in Tech Lead positions, which, in my view, is no different from the Team Lead in terms of growth towards the PM position. Thus, the TL abbreviation can be read both as a Team Lead and as a Tech Lead.

1 2 3 4 5
Luxoft Warsaw - Warsaw Spire, plac Europejski 1, 00-844 Warszawa
Dimitrie Pompeiu nr 5-7 , building C, Et. 5, sect 2, Bucharest, 014459

Contact phone:

021 371 4858
Luxoft Poland Wroclaw - Silver Tower pl. Konstytucji 3-go Maja 3 50-048 Wroclaw
Aleja Generała Tadeusza Bora-Komorowskiego 25, Quattro Business Park Five, 31-476 Kraków, Poland

Contact phone:

+48 122110650
Success
Thank you.
Your request has been received.