Thursday, November 3, 2011

Product versus Process

So I created this testing tool that can theoretically create over 7000 web transactions per second. I say theoretically because the software it tests right now is only capable of accepting about 30 per second. So now I have this awesome rig that I lovingly call the Nutcracker Suite for all the right reasons and have *no development process* on which to hang it. In the focus to create, we have made a product that serves no process. We are supposed to be moving to an Agile process where we have some kind of continuous automation testing. The nutcracker suite is supposed to be part of that to ensure and validate data as well as validate load. What is needed is a development process that checks in code more than once every four months and actually has expectations defined.