Thursday, June 21, 2012

An open letter to Thoughtworks Tech Radar Team

Dear Thoughtworks Radar Team,

I attended your Tech Radar webinar this Tuesday. Its a great iniative from your side to come up with something like and sharing it with the rest of the world. I would like to share some of my thoughts on the same.

  • One hour to cover all the quadrants was very less. Because of this, you had to rush through some points and there was very less time for Q&A. I know this is a free webinar and you are putting in a lot of effort and money into imparting your research and learning to the outside world. However, it would be great if you have it as a 4 or 2 part webinar covering either 1 or 2 quadrants respectively.
  • In the techniques section, I feel we need to include 'Application Security as a first class citizen' on par with performance test. A security flaw in an application is the most embarrassing moment for any organization. Most of the times, they are implicit in the user stories. It is the duty of the development team to identify, test and code them as early as possible. I would like to know if you guys are using any tool for this specifically apart from including it in your Functional testing.

On the good side, there were a lot of take away for a developer like me. A lot of new ideas were presented; some of the holds category made a lot of sense after listening and reading through them thereafter. I'm eagerly looking forward for the next edition.

Yours truly,
A Developer still learning.

PS: For others, here's the link to their radar.

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