Parallel testing with Maven-fail-safe

Parallel testing with Maven-fail-safe Running a functional regression test can take up a lot of time. That is why it’s not always suitable for a buildserver as it would delay the build too much. Instead a nightly run is done to execute the functional regression test. To speed up the ...

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In search for a small(er) Docker image

Image size decreased drastically

Within the BVA Auctions project we are building microservices and we are putting them in Docker containers. These microservices are a lot smaller (and less complex) than the ‘old fashioned’ applications, but something was smelly when we put them in a container. Their size was huge! Time for some investigation… As we ...

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How much self-organizing is your team?

These days, many companies on the Agile road are talking about “self-organizing” or “self-managing” teams. Especially managers like to talk about team structures and optimal productivity. But what are actually self-organizing teams? Self-organizing is a gradual movement from total hierarchy to more and more trust that people are capable of ...

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Team dinner

Last week one of our developers, Massimo, came over from Italy and we went out for a dinner in restaurant In de Waag at the Nieuwmarkt, Amsterdam. We think it is very important that besides hard work there is time to relax and have fun with you teammates.  

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DevOps or DevOops

Big part of our sprint we just talk. Communication is key and saves so much time. We don’t count our lines of code, only the business value it created. And if we do: how many lines are removed after refactoring?   As a multidisciplinary team we also practice DevOps. Can ...

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