Technical Excellence

“Powering the future of Technology: Zenith in Technical Excellency.”

Enhancing Technical Excellence is the key to the future of any growing industry. When we talk about technical excellence in Agile world, True flexibility (Agility) can only happen when change to the product in an easy, fast, and flexible way. The is why Organizational Agility is constrained by Technical Agility.

Why and how Technical Excellence Matter?

Technical Excellence is essential for a well-crafted and a good engineered product. Technical excellence is referred to as the superiority achieved when effective, thorough, and well-considered proven technical practices are applied to the design and development process in an organization. Technical excellence can only be achieved when we keep performing better under similar or more strenuous circumstances and can produce even better quality outcomes. One of the four guiding principles to achieve technical excellence is Training and Development. AgiVetta Consulting has dedicated trainings to power the future of technology through multiple disciplines of technical trainings. These are:

DevOps

DevOps Training and certification

In this training course, we look at the requirement of Devops and how a DevOps transformation can help focus on value and efficient delivery. We will also cover concepts like technology and automation which play huge roles in DevOps success. In this DevOps training course, we'll analyse the major capability areas and which technologies can grow your team on its way.

COURSE MATERIALS:

  • Sixteen (16) hours of instructor-led training and exercise help
  • DevOps – The Basics
  • Learner Manual
  • Participation in unique hands-on exercises designed to relate concepts
  • Sample templates, documents, tools and techniques
  • Access to extra sources of info and communities


Course Objectives

The learning objectives include an understanding of:

  • DevOps vocabulary and objectives
  • Profits for the business
  • Concepts and practices — including its relationship to Agile, and Lean
  • Better workflows
  • Better communication and feedback loops
  • Reliance on automation
  • Relating DevOps in an enterprise environment
  • Important success factors and key performance indicators
  • Real-life results and examples
  • Understand the essential for DevOps and the problems it resolves.
  • Learn about the common Infrastructure Servers, Availability and Scalability
  • Implement Automated Deployments and Installations
  • Know Presentation and basic Security for Infrastructure
  • Implement Virtualization Ideas
  • Understand the need and concepts of Logging and Monitoring
  • Learn various DevOps tools


Who should go for DevOps Training Course?

This course is a foundation to anyone who aims to become a DevOps Engineer, a Service Engineer in the field of Initiative Infrastructures. The following experts are the key beneficiaries of this course:

  • Project Managers,
  • Testing Professionals,
  • Software Architects and Developers
  • People involved in IT development, IT service management or IT operations, particularly those in an enterprise environment
  • People who require a detailed understanding of DevOps principles
  • IT experts working within, or about to enter, an Agile service design environment and requiring a detailed accepting of the concepts involved in interfacing DevOps and Agile
  • Individuals who need an understanding of the culture changes related with adopting DevOps


DevOps Basis Training and Certification:

This sixteen (16) hour course offers an introduction to DevOps - the cultural and expert movement that stresses collaboration, communication, integration and automation to recover the flow of work between software developers and IT operations experts. Better workflows will result in an improved ability to develop, design, deploy and work software and services faster.

Certificate:

Class ends with an independent Foundation exam. Successfully passing (65%) the 60-minute exam, containing of 40 multiple-choice questions.

Apart from this we have Software Craftsmanship, we have

(TDD) Test-Driven Development

Test-Driven development (TDD), is a method of software development in which unit testing is repeatedly done on source code. Test-driven development can produce applications of high quality in less time than is possible with older methods. Proper implementation of TDD requires the developers and testers to accurately anticipate how the application and its features will be used in the real world. Problems are approached in an incremental fashion and tests intended for the same unit of code must often be done many times over. The methodical nature of TDD ensures that all the units in an application have been tested for optimum functionality, both individually and in synergy with one another.

BDD (Behaviour Driven Development)

BDD (Behaviour Driven Development) is a synthesis and refinement of practices stemming from TDD (Test Driven Development) and ATDD (Acceptance Test Driven Development). BDD augments TDD and ATDD with the following tactics:

  • Apply the "Five Why's" principle to each proposed User Story, so that its purpose is clearly related to business outcomes
  • Thinking "from the outside in", in other words implement only those behaviors which contribute most directly to these business outcomes, so as to minimize waste.
  • Describe behaviors in a single notation which is directly accessible to domain experts, testers and developers, to improve communication
  • Apply these techniques all the way down to the lowest levels of abstraction of the software, paying attention to the distribution of behavior, so that evolution remains cheap.


Use of BDD

A team using BDD should be able to provide a significant portion of "functional documentation" in the form of User Stories augmented with executable scenarios or examples.

Instead of referring to "tests", a BDD practitioner will prefer the terms "scenario" and "specification". As currently practiced, BDD aims to gather in a single place the specification of an outcome valuable to a user, generally using the role-feature matrix of (User Stories), as well as examples or scenarios expressed in the form given-when-then; these two notations being often considered the most readable.

In emphasizing the term "specification", the intent of BDD is to provide a single answer to what many Agile teams view as separate activities: the creation of unit tests and "technical" code on one hand, the creation of functional tests and "features" on the other hand. This should lead to increased collaboration between developers, test specialists, and domain experts.

Rather than refer to "the unit tests of a class", a practitioner or a team using BDD prefers to speak of "the specifications of the behavior of the class". This reflects a greater focus on the documentary role of such specifications: their names are expected to be more expressive, and, when completed with their description in given-when-then format, to serve as technical documentation.

Rather than refer to "functional tests", the preferred term will be "specifications of the product's behavior". The technical aspects of BDD are placed on an equal footing with techniques encouraging more effective conversation with customers, users and domain experts.

In addition to refactoring techniques already present in TDD, the design philosophy in BDD pays attention to appropriate distribution of responsibilities among classes, which leads its practitioners to emphasize "mocking".

Common Pitfalls

Aalthough Dan North, who first formulated the BDD approach, claims that it was designed to address recurring issues in the teaching of TDD, BDD requires familiarity with a greater range of concepts than TDD does, and it seems difficult to recommend a novice programmer should first learn BDD without prior exposure to TDD concepts

the use of BDD requires no tools or programming languages, and is primarily a conceptual approach; to make it a purely technical practice or one that hinges on specific tooling would be to miss the point altogether.

EXPECTED BENEFITS

Teams already using TDD or ATDD may want to consider BDD for several reasons:

BDD offers more precise guidance on organizing the conversation between developers, testers and domain experts notations originating in the BDD approach, the given-when-then canvas, are closer to everyday language and have a shallower learning curve compared to those of tools such as Fit/Fit Nesse tools targeting a BDD approach generally afford the automatic generation of technical and end user documentation from BDD "specifications"

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