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.
April 18th, 2018 | 44 mins 47 secs
agile, devops, pytest, testing
We talk with Anthony Shaw about some of the testing problems facing both DevOps teams, and Agile teams. We also talk about his recent pull request accepted into pytest.
April 10th, 2018 | 48 mins 47 secs
A discussion about podcasting with Adam Clark from The Gently Mad and Irresistible Podcasting.
March 29th, 2018 | 18 mins 59 secs
boundary value analysis, decision tables, equivalence partitioning, parametrization, test case design
Some functionality is important enough to make sure the test behavior coverage is thorough. In this episode, we discuss 3 techniques that can be combined to quickly generate test cases. We then talk about how to implement them efficiently in pytest.
March 13th, 2018 | 11 mins 13 secs
Use the RCRCRC mnemonic/heuristic to prioritize functionality that needs to be tested.
March 7th, 2018 | 20 mins 55 secs
What tests to you write first when testing a legacy system? Or any system really?
February 12th, 2018 | 31 mins 21 secs
image compression, mentoring, open office hours, testing complex systems, twitter dms
A discussion with Stephanie Hurburt about how she mentors people new in the field through open DMs and open office hours.
January 31st, 2018 | 25 mins 18 secs
A discussion about continuing education, specifically certificate programs, at UW and other universities, either online or in person.
December 31st, 2017 | 25 mins
tdd, test first, xp
Test Driven Development (TDD), how it relates to Test First, and what is Test First Development.
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.
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.
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.
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.
June 30th, 2017 | 18 mins 2 secs
mobile testing, qa tools, software testing
Interview with Josh Lieberman about Kobiton and QASymphony
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
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.