Chapter 13. RainStor

RainStor is a UK company that builds high-capacity data archiving and management systems. RainStor is an interesting case study because they deal with a technical domain where complexity comes from high data volumes and high-performance requirements, combined with advanced compression and data management algorithms.

The company has fewer than 30 employees, and about half of them work in Research and Development, so they have to be efficient in building and supporting their software. All the developers and testers work as part of the same Scrum team, although they’re now thinking about splitting it into two.

Their journey to Specification by Example was almost organic, without any big plans or buzzwords, driven mostly ...

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