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47:05

The Product Design Sprint and Test-Driven Design

Posted by Alex Baldwin  on  Nov 15, 2014

Alex Baldwin explains the exercises used in the 5 phases of a Design Sprint: Build, Diverge, Converge, Prototype, and Test.

49:23

TestOps: Continuous Integration when Infrastructure is the Product

Posted by Barry Jaspan  on  Nov 08, 2014

Barry Jaspan describes how they test Acquia Cloud, a large PaaS and DevOps project, and what they have learned over several years of developing those tests.

31:45

Disruptive Testing: The Hunt for Black Swans

Posted by Anne-Marie Charrett  on  Oct 25, 2014

Anne-Marie Charrett advises developing a testing mindset and a tester skillset that helps testers embrace disruption instead of fighting it.

45:30

Humble Programmers’ Reflections by Example on Unit Tests, TDD and BDD

Posted by Bruce Meacham  on  Oct 25, 2014 1

Bruce Meacham discusses using user stories and business requirements for writing good tests that lead to good code, with examples in C#/SpecFlow and JavaScript/Cucumber.

39:52

Unit Testing Beyond Mock Objects

Posted by Sven Rosvall  on  Oct 24, 2014

Sven Rosvall discusses the new generation of mocking frameworks useful for mocking out static methods, creating objects of classes without public constructors, and others.

52:07

Property-based Testing for Better Code

Posted by Jessica Kerr  on  Oct 19, 2014 1

Jessica Kerr shows the charm of autogenerated test data, the beauty of expressing only what matters, and the challenge of stating what you need without repeating the code under test using ScalaCheck.

54:58

Test-Driven JavaScript with Jasmine

Posted by Brad Urani  on  Oct 18, 2014

Brad Urani presents the principles of writing unit tests using Jasmine, discussing spies, DI and mocking as strategies for isolating functionality for both synchronous and asynchronous JavaScript.

40:39

TDD: Why We Don't Party Like It's 1999

Posted by Jason Felice  on  Sep 19, 2014 1

Jason Felice introduces TDD, how it came about, the two schools of TDD thought, the differences and contradictions between them.

38:57

Find the Right Abstraction Level for Your Tests

Posted by Gerard Meszaros  on  Sep 19, 2014 2

Gerard Meszaros advises on using the right abstraction level and automation tools when creating unit or system-level tests.

52:06

Canary Analyze All The Things: How We Learned to Keep Calm and Release Often

Posted by Roy Rapoport  on  Aug 28, 2014 1

Roy Rapoport discusses canary analysis deployment and observability patterns he believes that are generally useful, and talks about the difference between manual and automated canary analysis.

53:13

Hello Ansible: A Story about Infrastructure Agility

Posted by Baraa Basata  on  Aug 27, 2014

Baraa Basata introduces Ansible, comparing it with Chef and Capistrano and exploring automation principles: disposable servers, package management, and applying design principles to infrastructure.

36:48

Testing the Hard Stuff and Staying Sane

Posted by John Hughes  on  Aug 24, 2014

John Hughes discusses automated techniques that can improve testing, with war stories from Ericsson, Klarna and Volvo Cars, showing how to nail the hard stuff.

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