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Open source solutions to alm

Open Source Solutions to ALM

Eric Brown

[email protected]


What is alm
What is ALM

  • According to Wikipedia

    • Application lifecycle management (ALM) is the marriage of business management to software engineering made possible by tools that facilitate and integrate requirements management, architecture, coding, testing, tracking, and release management.


Agenda
Agenda

  • Defect Tracking and Change Management

  • Unit Testing

  • Version Control

  • Build Management


Defect tracking and change management
Defect Tracking and Change Management

  • Defect Tracking is tracking defects (duh) in a product

    • Testing

    • Customer Feedback

  • Change management


Defect tracking and change management1
Defect Tracking and Change Management

  • Bugzilla

    • Used by Mozilla

    • Optimized database structure for increased performance and scalability

    • Built-in security and permissions system

    • Advanced query tool that can remember your searches

    • Integrated email capabilities

    • Editable user profiles and email preferences



Unit testing
Unit Testing

  • What

  • Why

  • Who

  • How


Unit testing1
Unit Testing

public static bool AreEqual(byte[] a, byte[] b)

{

if(null == a && null == b) return true;

if(null == a) throw new ArgumentNullException(“a”, “cannot be null”);

if(null == b) throw new ArgumentNullException(“b”, “cannot be null”);

if (a.Length != b.Length) return false;

for(int i=0; i < a.Length; i++)

{

if(a[i] != b[i]) return false;

}

return true;

}


Unit testing2
Unit Testing

  • You should be Unit Testing!!

  • UI’s are more difficult to unit test

  • For testing middleware components that get data from a database you need

    • Generate stubs

    • Seed data in the database


Unit testing strategies
Unit Testing - Strategies

  • Build tests for each non private method

  • Each test is independent from other tests

  • What about private methods?

  • When building tests make sure to deal with

    • Happy path testing

    • Boundary conditions

    • Exception cases


Unit testing3
Unit Testing

  • There are others, but popular ones include

    • NUnit

    • XUnit

    • MbUnit

    • CSUnit



Version control subversion
Version Control - Subversion

  • Free

  • Multi-platform

  • Fast over VPN

  • Multiple client applications

  • Work done locally

  • Offline story

  • No exclusive checkout issues

  • Multiple protocols supported (http/https/svn)



Vc subversion client tools
VC: Subversion Client Tools

  • Subversion command-line

  • TortoiseSVN

  • Eclipse plug-ins available

  • Visual Studio .NET plug-ins available:

    • AnkhSVN - free

    • VisualSVN (Costs ~$49/license, but awesome)




Build management
Build Management

  • A build is more than just a compile

    • Get latest code from source repository

    • Compile the code

    • Run Unit tests

    • Run code analysis / coverage

    • Run code compliance

    • Deploy to a deployment site if necessary


Build management tools
Build Management Tools

  • Nant - useful for performing build tasks

  • CruiseControl .Net

    • Automated continuous integration server

      • Monitors source repository

      • On a schedule can launch an integration build to validate changes

      • Notifies developers as to successful build or fail.

      • Build is not just a compile of code

      • Can build multiple projects on one server

      • Remote management and reporting

    • CCTray .Net



Other tools exist for alm
Other tools exist for ALM

  • NCover – Code coverage analysis

  • FXCop – Code compliance

  • Vil – code metrics analysis

  • Simian – similarity analysis ($$)

  • NDepend – dependency analysis ($$)

  • JetBrains Team City

    • build management

    • continuous integration server

  • And others not listed


Resources
Resources

  • Bugzilla

    • http://www.bugzilla.org

    • Nant

    • http://nant.sourceforge.net/

  • CruiseControl.NET

    • http://confluence.public.thoughtworks.org/display/CCNET/Welcome+to+CruiseControl.NET

  • Team City

    • http://www.jetbrains.com/teamcity/


Resources cont
Resources (cont.)

  • Unit Testing

    • Nunit - www.nunit.org

    • Xunit - www.codeplex.com/xunit

    • MbUnit – www.mbunit.com

    • CSUnit – www.csunit.org

  • Test Driven .NET - http://www.testdriven.net/download.aspx


Resources cont1
Resources (cont)

  • Subversion

    • Repository – http://subversion.tigris.org

    • Tools

      • TortoiseSVN – http://tortoisesvn.tigris.org

      • AnkhSVN - http://ankhsvn.open.collab.net

      • Visual SVN-http://www.visualsvn.com/visualsvn



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