We don't want heroics
The hero is the one who stays until 8pm when customers can't log in.
Where do you find the confidence to release your software?
Think of the time you released software to production...
Which skill is more important: Testing, or debugging?
One of these skills, if you're good at it, diminishes the need for the other other.
What's the ideal ratio of devs to QAs?
Of course, as a consultant, I can confidently tell you: It depends!
I just threw away a bunch of tests
I had failed to complete the "refactor" part of "red/green/refactor" several weeks ago, leaving me with some redundant tests that came back to bite me.
Adventures in DevOps 112: Building Code More Responsibly: A Mental Model Shift
A philosophical conversation around building code more responsibly and how ethics and accountability is to be integrated into the DevOps industry.
How to travel light
Software delivery is a lot like traveling. Less luggage makes for a better experience.
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How expensive is a bug?
The "observation" that fixing a bug in production costs 1000x more than fixing it during design assumes a waterfall approach.
What is a bug?
Is any failure to meet user expectations a bug?
Do you enjoy finding bugs?
Rather than seeing code review, or QA, as a gatekeeping process, let's frame it as an opportunity to elevate the output of the entire team.
Levels of testing
Who is responsible for unit, integration, and acceptance testing? Developers.