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Tech Nuggets and Thoughts

Tech Nuggets and Thoughts

Author: Nikhil Wanpal

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A Java and Web Development Podcast.
We love to discuss technology, demystifying buzzwords and the art of software development. Reach out to us on twitter @TechNggets.
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Episode 8: Coderetreat

Episode 8: Coderetreat

2020-01-1500:38:06

In the eighth episode, we discuss coderetreat covering: What is Coderetreat What is GDCR The success of GDCR event in Pune The spiritual aspects of Coderetreat! ( ;-) ) How to run your own Coderetreat Codereteat is not a hackathon! Letting go! (of your code) Our favorite constraints What we learnt from the event Why should you have a Coderetreat?
In this episode we discuss these aspects of unit testing: jUnit, TestNG feature overview Mocha and Chai: bdd and tdd styles Cobertura and Istanbul, nyc Cucumber, Feature Files and verbosity Introducing Cucumber to teams Spock End-to-end testing / integration testing tools: Selenium, Appium End-to-end API testing: Postman Contract Tests: Pact, Spring Cloud Contract Smoke Tests, testing in production and reverting on failure. Mocking Tools: JMockit, Mockito and PowerMock, Wiremock Your acceptance tests are next layers integration tests.
In this episode we discuss these aspects of unit testing: Test FIRST: Repeat-ability Fiasco in testing time based code: time zones, time adjustments, leap years, day light saving Calendar trivia Testing multi-threaded code Parallel tests, and test isolation DRY and Wet Assertions in unit tests and coverage Mutation testing Should we trust coverage? How much coverage is enough? Peer Confidence To mock or not to mock, that is the question!
In this episode we discuss the aspects of unit testing: Types of changes in code: structural and behavioural Fast tests make you fast Learning Tests Broken console.log Single asserts in tests Tests and code handover. Why trust tests? Slow tests, leaving process boundaries and unpredictability in tests. What are: test doubles, mocks, dummies, stubs, spies and fakes? To mock or not to mock.
We talk about software testing touching points as: 1. What is testing? 2. What are software requirements? 3. The test pyramid 4. Importance of business in software and what it means for testing. 5. Test principles: F.I.R.S.T 6. Test First principle 7. What is a unit, in unit testing?
Circular Depedency is cyclic depedency between classes, packages, modules or services. It adversely affects software's health and productivity of developers. Here we discuss how to identify, avoid and solve circular dependency in software. We discuss how it arises at all levels of abstraction in software, whether it is good or bad, tools we can use to identify and eliminate the depdency.
Git is an amazing version control system. Very popular and extremely powerful. Git flow is a branching strategy for git which can make setting development and devops practices very easy. In this podcast we see what Git flow is and how it helps. A little bit more about git flow: http://nikhilwanpal.in/blog/podcast-tech-nuggets-and-thoughts-episode-2-intro-to-git-flow
In this podcast we discuss about Containers, popular implementation being docker; what they are, their uses and drawbacks.
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