"Testing 1, 2, 3" with Joel Meador and Charles Suggs

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Published March 21, 2024 | Duration: 45:40 | RSS Feed | Direct download
Transcript: English

The Elixir Wizards Podcast is back with Season 12 Office Hours, where we talk with the internal SmartLogic team about the stages of the software development lifecycle. For the season premiere, "Testing 1, 2, 3," Joel Meador and Charles Suggs join us to discuss the nuances of software testing.

In this episode, we discuss everything from testing philosophies to test driven development (TDD), integration, and end-user testing. Our guests share real-world experiences that highlight the benefits of thorough testing, challenges like test maintenance, and problem-solving for complex production environments.

Key topics discussed in this episode:

  • How to find a balance that's cost-effective and practical while testing
  • Balancing test coverage and development speed
  • The importance of clear test plans and goals
  • So many tests: Unit testing, integration testing, acceptance testing, penetration testing, automated vs. manual testing
  • Agile vs. Waterfall methodologies
  • Writing readable and maintainable tests
  • Testing edge cases and unexpected scenarios
  • Testing as a form of documentation and communication
  • Advice for developers looking to improve testing practices
  • Continuous integration and deployment

Links mentioned:

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Bob Martin “Clean Code” videos - “Uncle Bob”: http://cleancoder.com/
JUnit 5 Testing for Java and the JVM https://junit.org/junit5/
ExUnit Testing for Elixir https://hexdocs.pm/ex_unit/ExUnit.html
Code-Level Testing of Smalltalk Applications https://www.cs.ubc.ca/~murphy/st_workshop/28-7.html
Agile Manifesto https://agilemanifesto.org/
Old Man Yells at Cloud https://i.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/original/000/019/304/old.jpg
TDD: Test Driven Development https://www.agilealliance.org/glossary/tdd/
Perl Programming Language https://www.perl.org/
Protractor Test Framework for Angular and AngularJS protractortest.org/#/
Waterfall Project Management https://business.adobe.com/blog/basics/waterfall
CodeSync Leveling up at Bleacher Report A cautionary tale - PETER HASTIE
Mix ecto.dump https://hexdocs.pm/ecto_sql/Mix.Tasks.Ecto.Dump.html
Apache JMeter Load Testing in Java https://jmeter.apache.org/
Pentest Tools Collection - Penetration Testing https://github.com/arch3rPro/PentestTools
The Road to 2 Million Websocket Connections in Phoenix https://www.phoenixframework.org/blog/the-road-to-2-million-websocket-connections
Donate to Miami Indians of Indiana https://www.miamiindians.org/take-action
Joel Meador on Tumblr https://joelmeador.tumblr.com/

Special Guests: Charles Suggs and Joel Meador.

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