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Elephant in the Room Podcast:
Episode #005: Test First, After and Beyond
Dec 27, 2013 @ 12:56:12

The Elephant in the Room podcast series has posted its latest episode talking about testing - Episode #005, "Test First, After and Beyond".

Testing is more than TDD. There’s a whole world out there of ideas and testing strategies you can employ to grow the team’s confidence in the code. In this episode, Mathias and Konstantin talk about topics such as: testing after the code was written, characterisation tests and behavioral, functional and integrations tests.

You can listen to this latest episode either by downloading the mp3 directory or by subscribing through iTunes and listening there. Don't use iTunes? You can also subscribe to their normal feed to get the latest updates.

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Link: http://elephantintheroom.io/blog/2013/11/episode-5-test-first-after-and-beyond/

Elephant in the Room Podcast:
Episode #004: Testing Resistance
Nov 26, 2013 @ 09:23:13

The Elephant in the Room podcast has released their latest episode - Episode #4, "Testing Resistance":

In this episode, Konstantin and Mathias discuss some of the reasons team have trouble getting started with testing. We talk about how frameworks, and especially their documentation, do little to make it easier. But we are to blame as well: the Conference speakers, bloggers, and community leaders, talk about Quality Assurance, but we are inadvertently creating barriers. Instead of helping people, often we make it harder for them to admit to not knowing how to properly test. We discuss the need for finding the smallest testable units, and how kata’s can help you get familiar with the tools. Finally, Everzet gives you some homework.

You can listen to this latest podcast either via the in-page player or by downloading the mp3 for listening offline. If you like what you hear, be sure to subscribe to their feed to get the latest.

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Link: http://elephantintheroom.io/blog/2013/11/episode-4-testing-resistance/

Community News:
"Elephant in the Room" Podcast Launched (Episode 1)
Oct 14, 2013 @ 14:11:24

As Konstantin Kudryashov points out in his latest post, a new PHP-related podcast has started up hosted by him and Mathias Verraes called the Elephant in the Room. Their inaugural episode is titled Design is Hard

We decided at the PHPNW13 conference to start a PHP podcast. In our very first podcast episode ever, we discuss the importance of design. And, because we might as well start with a bang, we talk about caching and naming things as well. We’re all over the place.

You can download the full episode from the Elephant in the Room site and get some links to things mentioned in the show.

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Link: http://elephantintheroom.io/blog/2013/10/episode-1-design-is-hard/