111 RR Book Club: Explore It! with Elisabeth Hendrickson

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    01:29 – Elisabeth Hendrickson Introduction

    05:00 – The Role of a Software Tester

    08:39 – Exploratory Testing

    11:17 – Combatting Disdain for Testing

    • Boringness/Tediousness
    • Quality Problem
    • Blood-thirstiness
    • Skillsets

    18:25 – Finding Pleasure in Exploratory Testing

    22:19 – Implementing Exploratory Testing

    32:20 – Personas

    • Exploratory Tester/Programmer Pairings
    • Empathy

    34:58 – Bug Hunting (Anecdotes)

    • Mental Pack Rat Syndrome

    37:00 – Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! (Adventures of a Curious Character) by Richard P. Feynman

    39:08 – Fuzz Testing

    40:29 – Tools

    42:31 – Mocking

    44:38 – Setting Triggers on a Database Table

    45:57 – Web Applications and Noise

    47:20 – “ET”

    48:04 – Exploration Testing the Easy Button

    48:32 – Exploratory Testing in a Project

    • Cues

    53:11 – State Tables

    54:51 – Timing Sensitive Testing

    • Phase of the Moon Error

    58:11 – Resources

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    Understanding Computation: From Simple Machines to Impossible Programs by Tom Stuart!  He will join us for an episode to discuss the book on August 14th. The episode will air on August 21st. O'Reilly has generously offered our listeners a discount code. Use the code RUBYROGUES to receive 50% off the eBook and 40% off the print version. *Discount does not apply to the ebook + print bundle.

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