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Testing: What, how and why

Tags: talks, testing

I have seen many talks about testing, technologies, and explanations about how important is for quality, but they do not explain what is worth to test, what not, or just fundamentals. This talk covers all this points.

This talk cares about the fundamentals of testing, a little bit history of how the professional community developed what we currently know as testing, but also about why I should care about testing? why is it important to do a test? What is important to test? What is not important to test? How to do testing?

There some examples in plnker just to see each step, and many surprises.

describe('calculator', () => {
  it('should do sums', () => {
    let calculator = new Calculator();
    let result = calculator.get();

This talk also compares what people learned in the Computer Sciences and Engineering degrees and what people does in testing. It gives some tips to catch up with current state of art and gives some points to start changing syllabus to make better engineers.

This talk is good for beginners, teachers, bosses, but also for seasoned techies that just want to light up some of the ideas that they might have been hatching.

Spoiler alert: testing will save you development time and make you a good professional.

I have given this talk in the meetup Legacy Code Rocks.