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The Testing Show: External vs. Internal Software Testing
Software fills many niches and does many things for individuals and businesses. Some software is designed and developed for mass user interaction, while other applications are designed for specific purposes and markets. Some software is literally developed to work within a company for the benefit of its staff and is never seen outside of the company it serves. Still, it feels as though the testing advice that is given and received often focuses on big players and customer facing software.
Perze Ababa, early show alumni, joins Matt Heusser and Michael Larsen to discuss his role in software initiatives that reach both to customers and those projects that are specific to organizations and their workers to be productive and effective. He explains how one size definitely does not fit all.
The Testing Show: Virtual Conference Testing
The title this week may seem odd but it is indeed correct, as Michael Larsen participated in and in effect helped to test out the various challenges and solutions that go with putting on a virtual conference in this current period of time.
In this episode, Michael talks with two long time veterans of the Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference, Philip Lew (Program Chair) and Bill Opsal (a long time volunteer and troubleshooter) about the ups and downs of putting on a virtual conference, things that went well, challenges faced and some lessons learned that may help anyone with putting on a virtual conference in the future.
The Testing Show: De-Risking Enterprise QA with Simon Evans
As organizations get larger or infrastructure/software becomes more relied upon, testing itself can have its share of risks. For this episode, Matt and Michael chat with Simon Evans about how to approach larger systems (and perhaps not so large systems), make the needed decisions to focus on important areas and make QA a less risky proposition altogether.
The Testing Show: Dealing with Tech Burnout
It's safe to say that 2020 has introduced challenges into people's lives in unprecedented ways (at least in our current times). Some are thriving but many are feeling the results of burnout. Raj Subrameyer joins Matthew Heusser and Michael Larsen to talk through common issues of burnout as it relates to tech workers and some approaches and methods that can be used to deal with said burnout if not banish it entirely.
The Testing Show: Record and Playback
There have been record and playback tools available for the past few decades, with varying results and reputations. They often over promise and under deliver. Today, Matthew Heusser and Michael Larsen are joined by Rex Feizi of Subject7 and Leandro Melendez (Señor Performo) to talk about the latest generation of record and playback tools, how to leverage them effectively and use them in spaces where they are intended (as well as explore other areas where they can be beneficial) and get some good advice about how to make the best use of these tools both now and into the future.
The Testing Show: Optimized QA with Aviram Shotten
It may feel that your team may be doing a lot of testing but how do you know if you are doing the right testing or the needed testing and not wasting time on areas that are not as important or add little value to your efforts?
Aviram Shotten joins us to have a conversation about optimizing QA efforts and putting those hard-earned QA dollars and cents to best use.
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Relavant and Relatable content
I've been following Matt Heusser and so many of the other guests on the TEsting show for something like 13 years. That includes Matt's original podcast (100 episodes of testing content and discussion, of which, I guested on more than one occassion.) With Michael Larsen as producer, the production values, and intellectual value of each show, is adequately size, and quite filling. Every week they cover another topic that aligns with issues that I can relate to, and if they haven't yet hit a topic you are interested in, send them a line, and they may cover it in a future episode.
Excellent software testing podcast
The Testing Show is the best podcast covering software testing that I've heard so far. The 'regular panel + guest' format works great for this kind of subject matter; the regulars create a sense of continuity and allow listeners to get to know how they think over time, while having a guest ensures there is going to be a new voice on each episodes offering a different perspetive and usually a different slice of expertise.
My favorite part of the podcast is the regular "news" segment, in which the panel brings up news items from recent weeks related to the technology world and discuss them from a software testing perspective.