Some information about software testing is just wrong.
I'm not talking about opinions. I have lots of opinions and they differ from other peoples opinions. I'm talking about misinformation and old information that is no longer applicable.
I've ran across a few lateley that I want to address.
All of the following are wrong:
Integrated tests can't work. I can prove it with wacky math.
Tests have to be blazing fast or they won't get run.
Roadblocks to writing tests, and what to do about it.
Some developers either don't write tests, or don't like writing tests.
Why not? I love writing tests.
In this episode we examine lots of roadblocks to testing, and start coming up with solutions for these.
Software testing, if done right, is done all the time, throughout the whole life of a software project. This is different than the verification and validation of a classical model of QA teams. It's more of a collaborative model that actually tries to help get great software out the door faster and iterate quicker.
One of the people at the forefront of this push is Alan Page. Alan and his podcast cohost Brent Jensen tried to boil down what modern testing looks like in the Modern Testing Principles.
I've got Alan here today, to talk about the principles, and also to talk about this transition from classical QA to testing specialists being embedded in software teams and then to software teams doing their own testing.
But that only barely scratches the surface of what we cover. I think you'll learn a lot from this discussion.
In this episode, I talk with Derrick Mar, CTO and co-founder of Pathrise.
This is the episode you need to listen to to get ready for software interviews.
We discuss four aspects of technical interviews that interviewers are looking for:
How to practice for the interview.
Techniques for synchronizing with interviewer and asking for hints.
Even how to ask the recruiter or hiring manager how to prepare for the interview.
If you or anyone you know has a software interview coming up, this episode will help you both feel more comfortable about the interview before you show up, and give you concrete tips on how to do better during the interview.
This is a "Yay! It's PyCon 2019" episode.
PyCon is very important to me.
But it's kinda hard to put a finger on why.
So I figured I'd ask more people to help explain why it's important.
I ask a few simple questions to people about Python and PyCon and get some great insights into both the language popularity and the special place this conference holds to many people.