In this talk from RubyFringe, GitHub's Tom Preston-Werner talks about a methodical approach to solving problems and debugging, and the "Deathbed Filter".
In this talk from RubyFringe, Luke Francl asks: is developer-driven testing really the best way to find software defects? Or is the emphasis on testing and test coverage barking up the wrong tree?
Nat Pryce and Steve Freeman talk about TDD using Mock Objects. Mock Objects improves the software design and makes the code more easier to maintain and adapt to changing requirements.
The presentation will briefly discuss stories, the origin and authoring of story tests, and a demonstration of how FIT and FitNesse (FIT living within a Wiki) can be used to automate acceptance tests.
Cedric Beust and Alexandru Popescu discuss interesting features of TestNG, designing easily testable code, the pros and cons of TDD, functional versus unit testing, and migrating from JUnit to TestNG.
Scott Ambler argues that agile testing practices have resulted in significantly higher quality software, and questions the role of traditional software testers and QA people on agile projects.