14 episodes

A podcast for developers who ship better software. We talk about all things software testing.

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A podcast for developers who ship better software. We talk about all things software testing.

    Evolution of Test Automation with Scott Moore

    Evolution of Test Automation with Scott Moore

    Scott Moore, VP of Engineering at Decision Lens, discusses the evolution of testing and test automation, the benefits of using Cucumber, and the role of test automation in the development process. He shares his experience transitioning from manual testing to test automation and explains how Cucumber has improved the maintainability and readability of their tests. Scott also highlights the importance of testing beyond the UI and the role of test automation developers in the organization. He offers career advice for test automation professionals and encourages them to automate repetitive tasks and explore new technologies.



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    • 40 min
    Certifications, Standardization & The Y2K Bug with Rik Marselis

    Certifications, Standardization & The Y2K Bug with Rik Marselis

    In this episode, Chris Harbert interviews Rik Marselis, a thought leader in the software testing industry and principal quality consultant at Sogeti Labs. Rick shares his journey into software testing, starting with his experience testing COBOL programs and his involvement in testing for the Y2K bug. They discuss the importance of foresight in software quality and the challenges of balancing agile development and quality goals. Rick also explains the value of certifications in the industry and the need for standardized terminology. They conclude by discussing the benefits of DevOps and cross-functional teams in improving software quality.



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    • 40 min
    Adding QA to Your Startup with Matt Watson

    Adding QA to Your Startup with Matt Watson

    In this episode, Chris Harbert interviews Matt Watson, the founder and CEO of FullScale, about the role of test automation in startups. Matt shares his experience of running a successful company without a dedicated QA team and emphasizes the importance of testing based on the context and importance of the software being developed. They discuss the evolution of automated QA tools, advancements in browser automation, and the balance between unit tests, integration tests, and UI tests. Matt also highlights the need for both proactive and reactive testing, as well as the challenges of getting developers to prioritize testing and monitoring production.


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    • 45 min
    Testing APIs using Karate with Benjamin Bischoff

    Testing APIs using Karate with Benjamin Bischoff

    In this episode, Chris Harbert interviews Ben Bischoff, a test automation engineer for Travago and the author of Writing API Tests with Karate. Ben shares his journey into test automation, starting as a developer and transitioning into test automation. He discusses the similarities between writing code for tests and writing code for applications, emphasizing the importance of testing the tests themselves. Ben also explains his approach to API testing, including exploring the API, using Karate for testing, and focusing on the most critical use cases. He highlights the challenges of testing third-party integrations, managing test data, and testing messaging queues and streaming data. Finally, Ben shares his experience writing a book on Karate and the support he received from his organization.


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    • 42 min
    Early QA, Preview Environments, and Demo Days with James Sansbury

    Early QA, Preview Environments, and Demo Days with James Sansbury

    James Sansbury, Director of Product for Tugboat QA, shares his journey into the QA space and the challenges of implementing automated testing. He emphasizes the importance of a testing culture and the need to think about testing in the early phases of a project. He also discusses the best placement of automated testing in the pipeline and the importance of making engineering decisions based on the context of the project. The conversation discusses the benefits of using preview environments for manual testing in B2B software development. It highlights the higher stakes in B2B software and the importance of catching issues early to save costs. The practice of asynchronous manual testing in preview environments is recommended to improve quality and agility. The concept of a 'dumpster fire demo day' is introduced, emphasizing the negative impact of last-minute issues on releases. The conversation concludes by emphasizing the value of distributing QA and stakeholder sign-off throughout the development process


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    • 48 min
    QA Role in Analysis & Requirements with Natalia Petrovskaia

    QA Role in Analysis & Requirements with Natalia Petrovskaia

    In this episode, Chris Harbert interviews Natalia Petrovskaia, a QA engineering manager at Customer Times, about her journey into software testing and her transition into test management. Natalia shares her experience of finding fulfillment in influencing software quality and business decisions as a tester. She also discusses the importance of work-life balance and the need for rest even when you love your work. Natalia provides insights into becoming a test lead and emphasizes the value of being proactive and showing interest in the success of the project. The conversation also covers the trend of developers being involved in testing and the challenges of combining test automation with complex business solutions. Natalia shares her approach to testing complex systems with unknown requirements and the concept of shift left testing. The episode concludes with a discussion on involving testers in story grooming and the ideal team structure for successful software development projects.


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    • 43 min

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