Tue, 3 November 2015
Oren Rubin (@Shexman) goes through why it’s important to not only test the back-end code of our applications but also to test our Front End code, the integration points, and the full user experience. Oren also goes through reasons why you would test, what should be tested, best practices, and when you should not test.
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Tue, 12 August 2014
Agile is a buzzword that, for better or worse, has caused emotional reactions that are both negative and positive. It is a highly overused and misunderstood term in our industry but it has shaped the way web software has been built for years. Agile is a flexible set of tools and practices that enable businesses to rapidly produce software that is extremely versatile to change. It has spawned many variants in its implementation and has endured much scrutiny. Agile strives to create quality software that embraces collaboration & individuals over interactions.
This episode, at its core, is about Agile software development and how Test Driven Development (TDD) can help us, as programmers, build better quality software products & services. Development is not just about coding, it’s about people and working together to build software that can easily change and adapt over time. The way we build products & services varies in techniques & implementation depending on the project. By using one or many Agile methodologies such as TDD we may be able to get there faster and with a better degree of maintainability, quality, and user experience.
James is an author, thought leader, and software testing guru. He believes that great software development teams consistently deliver market success, technical success, and personal success for team members and stakeholders. He is one of the early pioneers of Agile software development and an incredible mentor.
Direct download: episode-6_what-agile-brings-to-products-and-teams_why-tdd-is-not-dead.mp3
Category:agile -- posted at: 2:11pm EST