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.
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.
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.
Sven Rosvall discusses the new generation of mocking frameworks useful for mocking out static methods, creating objects of classes without public constructors, and others.
Gerard Meszaros advises on using the right abstraction level and automation tools when creating unit or system-level tests.
Emma Armstrong shows how to use Selenium and NUnit to automate web testing for C# applications. The sessions is useful to developers of other languages that Selenium supports – Java, Python, Ruby.
Máté Nádasdi presents how Ustream uses unit testing and continuous integration for the front-end to ensure the website’s stability and growth.
Wojciech Seliga shares from experience how complex it can be to deal with thousands of tests -unit, functional, integration, performance- for Atlassian JIRA and what they did to bring it under control