37: What tests to write first

This episode starts down the path of test strategy with the first tests to write in either a legacy system or a project just getting off it's feet.

We cover:

  • My approach to testing existing systems.
  • Put names to strategies so we can refer to them later.
  • Explain the strategies in general terms and explain why they are useful.
  • Discuss how these strategies are used in an example project. (The code is available on github).

Strategies covered today:

  • Dog Fooding
  • Exploratory Testing
  • Tracer Bullet Tests
  • Act Like A Customer (ALAC) Tests
  • Manual Procedures
  • Initial automated tests at 2 levels, API and UI.

Creators and Guests

Brian Okken
Brian Okken
Software Engineer, also on Python Bytes and Python People podcasts
37: What tests to write first
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