Application Programming Interfaces (API) and Web Services

API: An application programming interface (API) is a set of routines, protocols, and tools for building software applications. An API expresses a software component in terms of its operations, inputs, outputs, and underlying types. An API defines functionalities that are independent of their respective implementations, which allows definitions and implementations to vary without compromising the interface. Source:

Web Service Reference Documentation: Getting the Information You Need to Test

Lack of information and access to information isn’t an issue with web services. Web service documentation is widely available. Overview     One of the major persistent complaints from people who test is lack of information and lack of access to information. Luckily this is not the case with web services. If in the rare case with …

Agile Retrospectives

Continuous Improvement and Short Feedback loops (think: Test Driven Development; Sprint Demo/Review; …) are at the core of any Agile process. Without a structured improvement process it can be difficult for teams to improve and without improvement we stagnate. For methods like Scrum, XP and et al., Retrospectives are that tool.

Spotlight Interview with Mark Levison

Mark Levison has over twenty years experience in the IT industry, working as a developer, manager, technical lead, architect, and consultant. He discovered Agile in 2001 and is now a Certified Scrum Trainer and Agile Coach with Agile Pain Relief Consulting.   Levison has introduced Scrum, Lean and other Agile methods to a number of organizations and coaches …