Tag Archives: testing

Should DbFit be used for running performance or production data tests?

This question has been discussed on the DbFit forums a few times (and very similar discussions have taken place over at the FitNesse forums); here is my 2c on the subject.

Big data profiles: surviving a legacy migration with continuous delivery

Recently, I interviewed a team lead, working in a large financial services company, about ensuring a high level of quality for a large ETL migration project that his team had delivered.

Release of DbFit 2.0.0 RC2

I am pleased to announce the release of DbFit 2.0.0 RC2. The ZIP archive can be downloaded from the DbFit homepage. What’s included in this release? DbFit upgraded to FitNesse release v20130216: WISYWIG editor: multiline cell editing bugfixes. DbFit now bundled with FitSharp 2.2 (.NET 4.0). This: allows combining DbFit and .NET fixtures in the same […]

Big Data Profiles: interview with Martin Thompson

This is the first article in Big Data Profiles, a series profiling individuals and teams who have successfully delivered large-volume, data-driven systems. Martin Thompson is a high-performance and low-latency specialist, and one of the creators of the Disruptor. While at LMAX and Betfair, Martin built and tested systems that are capable of handling hundreds of […]

Release of DbFit 2.0.0 RC1

I am pleased to announce the release of DbFit 2.0.0 RC1. The binary and manual can be downloaded from the new DbFit homepage. What’s included in this release? Testing database code for the following databases (flow mode): DB2 Derby HSQLDB MySQL Oracle PostgreSQL Microsoft SQL Server Combine DbFit fixtures with Java FitNesse fixtures (Java standalone […]

Failing fast in rails with a smoke test initializer

The Rails app that I’m working on has a dependency on ImageMagick. In fact, if ImageMagick is either missing or broken in the app’s environment, the app is beyond repair and Rails shouldn’t even start. To achieve this, I have added an initializer under config/initializers/dependency_tests.rb: Note: this particular example is specific to ruby 1.9.3 (in […]