The Testing Show - covering everything related to software testing. Our panel of software testing experts will break down and analyze new tools, methodologies, trends and more. With a new episode every two weeks, you'll be sure to get your testing fix.
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The Testing Show: The QA Summit Pre-Game Show
It's been quite some time since we have been able to attend in-person conferences. For a brief window, vaccination rates and easing of travel restrictions allowed Matthew Heusser and Michael Larsen to attend the Xpanxion sponsored "QA Summit 2021", held in South Jordan, Utah, at the end of July, 2021. As part of the speaking group at the conference, Matt and Michael met up with Gwen Iarussi and Rachel Kibler to discuss their talks and the conference in general.
The Testing Show: The Dying Business? Really?
How many times has the death of testing been touted? How many talks have been giving declaring the death of testing? Granted, those talks have a specific context that is not often noticed, but the statement gets said a great deal. In this episode, Senthil Ayyappan, Head of Market Strategy for Qualitest, joins Matthew Heusser and Michael Larsen to talk about how Quality Engineering is much more than basic testing and how it is very much a growing industry. In short, reports of testing's death, especially Quality Engineering's death, have been greatly exaggerated.
The Testing Show: TestOps
As the idea of melding operations and software development led to the discipline of DevOps, so has the idea of melding testing and operations led to the concept of TestOps where many of the operations areas also fall under the role of the testing teams(s) and help organizations actually get a handle on how they can better test for infrastructure needs and make sure that feature enhancements and code changes aren't just deployed efficiently but work their best as well. For this episode, Alex Langshall and David Vydra join Matthew Heusser and Michael Larsen to discuss TestOps, its role in the development lifecycle, and ways that organizations can leverage the benefits for better systems and better release management.
The Testing Show: Insurance Testing
Does the idea of wearing a device that can monitor your movement, heart rate, and blood pressure to lower your health insurance premiums (or raise them in some cases) intrigue you or scare you? Does the idea of a plug-in for your car that measures your driving habits, perhaps affecting your insurance rates have you questioning things? If so, then come join Matthew Heusser and Michael Larsen as they talk with Simon Pickersgill and Anthony White about some of the areas related to testing in the world of insurance. Whether it be auto, home, health, or life insurance, more and more organizations are moving to models where big data, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning are playing a part in determining premiums and claims payouts. There's a lot of coding happening and a lot of testing opportunities, so listen in and get a bird's eye view of an interesting area.
The Testing Show: Talking About Risk
Today's show gets away from the typical risk and testing approach, as in what techniques to use. Instead, Jenny Bramble, Director of Quality Assurance at Papa, joins Matthew Heusser and Michael Larsen to discuss the more challenging aspects around talking about risk, specifically how to talk to people who don't want to recognize that it exists or is possible.
The Testing Show: Quality Engineering with Anbu Muppidathi
It's our 100th Episode and Qualitest has a new Chief Executive and "Chief Testing" Officer designate in Anbu Anbu Muppidathi who joins Matthew Heusser and Michael Larsen to talk about Quality Engineering as a unique discipline and differentiator. How does Quality Engineering go beyond traditional notions of Quality Assurance? Come join us for this milestone episode and find out how COVID helped make the case for quality orchestration and where Qualitest thinks quality is going both now and into the future.
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.