Test and Code
About the Show
I focus on testing and process questions like “How do I know it works?”, “How do I effectively test?”, and the like.
But really, anything in the software development realm is fair game.
34: TDD and Test First
December 31st, 2017
tdd, test first, xp
Test Driven Development (TDD), how it relates to Test First, and what is Test First Development.
33: Katharine Jarmul - Testing in Data Science
November 30th, 2017
37 mins 14 secs
data science, fuzz testing, software testing
A discussion with Katharine Jarmul, aka kjam, about some of the challenges of data science with respect to testing.
32: David Hussman - Agile vs Agility, Dude's Law, and more
October 3rd, 2017
47 mins 27 secs
agile methodologies, agility, learning, tdd, testing, xp
A wonderful discussion with David Hussman. David and Brian look back at what all we've learned in XP, TDD, and other Agile methodologies, where things have gone awry, how to bring the value back, and where testing fits into all of this.
31: I'm so sick of the testing pyramid
September 27th, 2017
39 mins 57 secs
tdd, testing strategy, unit testing
What started as a twitter disagreement carries over into this civil discussion of software testing. Brian and Paul discuss testing practices such as the testing pyramid, TDD, unit testing, system testing, and balancing test effort.
30: Legacy Code - M. Scott Ford
July 31st, 2017
41 mins 47 secs
kanban, legacy code, readability, testing pyramid
M. Scott Ford is the founder and chief code whisperer at Corgibytes, a company focused on helping other companies with legacy code. We talk about the company, about testing strategy, getting a handle on technical debt and process debt, iterative development, and a lot more.
29: Kobiton & QASymphony - Josh Lieberman
June 30th, 2017
18 mins 2 secs
mobile testing, qa tools, software testing
Interview with Josh Lieberman about Kobiton and QASymphony
28: Chaos Engineering & Experimentation at Netflix - Casey Rosenthal
April 7th, 2017
32 mins 55 secs
chaos engineering, distributed systems, experimentation, testing strategy
Experimentation vs Testing
With Casey Rosenthal, manager for the Traffic, Intuition, and Chaos teams at Netflix
27: Mahmoud Hashemi : unit, integration, and system testing
February 26th, 2017
41 mins 56 secs
enterprise software, integration testing, system testing, tdd, testing column, testing pyramid, unit testing, web frameworks
What is the difference between a unit test, an integration test, and a system test? Mahmoud Hashemi helps me to define these terms, as well as discuss the role of all testing variants in software development.
26: pyresttest – Sam Van Oort
December 1st, 2016
57 mins 55 secs
pyresttest, rest, yaml
Interview with Sam Van Oort about pyresttest, “A REST testing and API microbenchmarking tool” pyresttest A question in the Test & Code Slack channel was raised about testing REST APIs. There were answers such as pytest + requests, of course,
25: Selenium, pytest, Mozilla – Dave Hunt
November 30th, 2016
42 mins 20 secs
continuous integration, jenkins, mozilla, pytest, selenium, tox
Interview with Dave Hunt @davehunt82. We Cover: Selenium Driver: http://www.seleniumhq.org/ pytest: http://docs.pytest.org/ pytest plugins: pytest-selenium: http://pytest-selenium.readthedocs.io/ pytest-html: https://pypi.python.
24: pytest with Raphael Pierzina
November 10th, 2016
35 mins 15 secs
pytest pytest is an extremely popular test framework used by many projects and companies. In this episode, I interview Raphael Pierzina (@hackebrot), a core contributor to both pytest and cookiecutter. We discuss how Raphael got involved with both proj...
23: Lessons about testing and TDD from Kent Beck
September 30th, 2016
13 mins 46 secs
Discussion and audio clips from a previous interview with Kent Beck
22: Converting Manual Tests to Automated Tests
September 24th, 2016
10 mins 56 secs
How do you convert manual tests to automated tests?
21: Terminology: test fixtures, subcutaneous testing, end to end testing, system testing
August 31st, 2016
18 mins 6 secs
end to end testing, fixtures, given-when-then, system testing
A listener requested that I start covering some terminology. I think it’s a great idea. Covered in this episode: Test Fixtures Subcutaneous Testing End to End Testing (System Testing) I also discuss A book rewrite Progress on transcripts A story from t...