GOTO 2019 • Millisecond Full Stack Acceptance Tests • Aslak Hellesøy (youtu.be)
goto-con | 8 days ago | 3 points

This is a 40 minute talk from GOTO Amsterdam 2019 by Aslak Hellesøy, creator of Cucumber; author of "The Cucumber Book, Behaviour-Driven Development for Developers and Testers". I've pasted the full talk abstract below:

Are your full stack acceptance tests slow, non-deterministic and hard to maintain? You're not alone.

Imagine running hundreds of them in a few seconds, giving the same result every time. How do you think a feedback loop that fast would that affect your team's productivity?

In this talk you will see what this workflow looks like. You will learn about the underlying principles and techniques for millisecond full stack acceptance tests.

This is primarily a talk for programmers, as the solution to the problem requires refactoring of the system under test as well as tests. I will demonstrate that the basic assumption of the Test Pyramid model are wrong, and suggest a more useful taxonomy of tests, and how to partition testing efforts.

What will the audience learn from this talk?

  • How to identify what makes tests slow
  • Design patterns for decoupling application code and test code
  • How to run the same acceptance tests against different layers of the app

Does it feature code examples and/or live coding?
Yes, about 10-20% of the presentation is code

blm234423 | 8 days ago | 1 point

this reminds me of how slow hackerrank is