Measuring the ALM maturity level

As I am asked quite often to do an audit or assesment on a application or developmentteam, I use several tools to measure how well software is being build & managed. One of the tools I use is an 'ALM maturity level' assesment. Several models and theories exist on this…

Does quality software exist?

A while a go I did a session for a customer on my favorite topic: software quality. And more specific, how to measure, monitor and ofcourse improve the quality of your software. If you are interested in the slides, you can find them here: http://www.slideshare.net/ronaldharmsen/software-quality-35594238…

Moving your SQL database to and from Azure

For a project I needed to have a copy of a SQL database we already migrated to Azure for testing purposes. The customer sent in a support call for an issue while importing data and because I couldn't reproduce the issue (ofcourse ;-) in our testing environment, it had something…

Learning functional programming and F#

Because I'm enjoying my vacation at home, I have some time in the garden to finally learn about functional programming. I know it has been around for some time and I have sniffed at it some times before. After some discussions and presentations at the internal knowledge events at our…

TDD and BDD -style automated testing Javascript in Visual Studio

At NForza we take code quality and testing seriously. So when we need to build a front-end application with JavaScript we als want to test it. And because we use Visual Studio for development I want the tests to run from there. So how can we accomplish that? Well, there…

Javascript as Universal Language on the Microsoft Platform

On April, 16th I did a session on Javascript on the Microsoft Platform during the Microsoft Techdays 2014 event. You can watch it here (it's in Dutch, sorry): Channel 9 Video Slides are available here: http://www.slideshare.net/ronaldharmsen/javascript-34031952…