Better Code Reviews

January 27, 2015 0

This presentation gives you a few code review tips for keeping your code healthy and your team happy. You will learn why talking about code in person is important, how to talk about code without burning bridges and, most importantly, how to take dread out of your workplace.

Bad Tests, Good Tests

January 26, 2015 0

Tomek Kaczanowski writes that the idea behind its “Bad Tests, Good Tests” book is “to present test code snippets and discuss ways of making them better.” To achieve this goal, he explores a large amount of code and tests to discuss all the issues that you can meet in your software testing activities.

Using Personas in Software Testing

January 20, 2015 0

Personas are fictional archetypes based on the real world that represent a group of users who have common goals. This is a concept that is often used in product and software development. In this blog post, Katrina Clokie expand the concept of personas to the software testing domain.

Unit Testing Java Concurrent Code

January 19, 2015 0

Concurrency has become an increasingly important topic in the Java space. Nevertheless, most Java developers do not address concurrency in their unit tests. This talk shows how to and how not to test concurrent code and introduces Thread Weaver, a library for testing concurrent code.

Exploratory Testing with Bug Magnet

January 13, 2015 0

Bug Magnet is an open source Chrome extension that provides an easy access to common software testing problematic values and edge cases. You will be able to access them easily during exploratory testing sessions so that you can fill the tested fields with a chosen value. A Firefox equivalent has also been developed.

Testing Spring Java Applications

January 8, 2015 0

Is it possible to decrease the turn-around time of your test suite for applications built using the Spring framework for Java? How can you make sure that your tests execute independently? Is it possible to automatically verify that the database schema is kept in sync with the source code? What are the trade-offs?