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Joy of Testing

Posted by John Hughes  on  Oct 31, 2015 1

John Hughes presents automated techniques that can improve testing, focusing on what the code should do rather than which cases should be tested, with war stories from Ericsson, Volvo Cars, and Basho.


Spectrum Testing - Unit to Browser before Deploy

Posted by Alan Blount  on  Sep 25, 2015 3

In this talk Alan Blount gives a quick overview of the main categories of testing and how they may apply to various web application projects.


Kill the Mutants - A Better Way to Test Your Tests

Posted by Roy van Rijn  on  Sep 19, 2015

Roy van Rijn explains what mutation testing is and how it works, comparing several Java frameworks (PIT, Jester, Jumble) that enable automatic mutation testing in a continuous build.


What We Talk About When We Talk About Unit Testing

Posted by Kevlin Henney  on  Aug 14, 2015 1

Kevlin Henney discusses unscalable tests, tricks and tips that make tests more specification-like and scalable to large codebases, and choosing between scenario-based and property-based test cases.


Applying Reactive Programming to Existing Applications

Posted by Ben Christensen  on  Jul 19, 2015 2

Ben Christensen discusses the mental shift from imperative to declarative programming, working with blocking IO such as JDBC and RPC, service composition, debugging and unit testing.


Integration Test from the Trench

Posted by Nicolas Frankel  on  Mar 30, 2015

Nicolas Frankel discusses the pros and cons of unit testing and integration testing, and looks at the unique challenges posed by integration testing, presenting tools and techniques to deal with them.


Programming and Testing a Distributed Database

Posted by Reid Draper  on  Mar 20, 2015

Reid Draper shows how real world distributed database work, communicate and are tested, trading RPC for messaging, unit-tests for QuickCheck, and micro-benchmarks for multi-week stress tests.


Zero to Testing in JavaScript

Posted by Pamela Selle  on  Nov 27, 2014 1

Pamela Selle introduces testing to JavaScript developers, showing how to make sure that the /js folder is not becoming a load of technical debt.


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.


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.


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.


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.

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