Tech Talks: August 2014

I’ve recently been enjoying refreshing my Ruby testing & design skills, and these 3 talks have been excellent. They’re not new talks; I’ve seen some of them before. It never hurts to be reminded about good design and good practices!

The Magic Tricks of Testing

Sandi Metz

Watch it because: the rules for unit testing minimalism are actually kind of simple - we just need to remember them!

Yay! Mocks!

Corey Haines

Watch it because: Listen to your tests! If you’re finding pain in your tests, it’s a compelling reason to rethink your design. Also cats.

Refactoring from Good to Great

Ben Orenstein

Watch it because: vim ninja! The entire talk is done inside vim. Highly practical, and good arguments for keeping your public interfaces understandable.