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Multicore Programming in Erlang

Posted by Ulf Wiger  on  Jul 16, 2009

Ulf Wiger shows typical Erlang programs, patterns that scale well on multicore and patterns that don't, profiling and debugging parallel applications and ensuring correct behaviour with QuickCheck.

Testing Your Presentation Layer

Posted by Yehuda Katz  on  May 20, 2009

Yehuda Katz shows how to test a web app's UI using technologies such as Johnson (Ruby to Javascript bridge), jspec (BDD for Javascript), Webrat and others.

Conceptual Algorithms

Posted by Tom Preston-Werner  on  Jan 17, 2009 5

In this talk from RubyFringe, GitHub's Tom Preston-Werner talks about a methodical approach to solving problems and debugging, and the "Deathbed Filter".

Testing is Overrated

Posted by Luke Francl  on  Jan 02, 2009 8

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?

Mock Roles Not Object States

Posted by Nat Pryce & Steve Freeman  on  Aug 10, 2008

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.

Automating Business Value with FIT and Fitnesse

Posted by David Hussman  on  Apr 26, 2008 5

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.

Designing for Testability

Posted by Cedric Beust and Alexandru Popescu  on  Feb 28, 2008 6

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.

The Role of Testing and QA in Agile Software Development

Posted by Scott Ambler  on  May 03, 2007 3

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.

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