Sunday, October 16, 2022

Good talks/podcasts (Oct 2022 II)


These are the best podcasts/talks I've seen/listened to recently:
  • The nature of product (Marty Cagan) [Product, Product Team] [Duration: 0:59:00] (⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐) A very interesting interview to Marty Cagan. Very good insights about empowered teams, product management, and team organization.
  • What Does Tech Excellence Look Like? (Martin Fowler) [Engineering Culture] [Duration: 0:31:00] Martin explores how culture, structures, talent, and technology choices help to build organisations that have technical excellence ingrained in them.
  • Legacy Code, OOP vs Functional Programming & MORE (Michael Feathers, Dave Farley) [Engineering Culture, Legacy code, Software Design, Technical Practices] [Duration: 1:14:00] Michael and Dave talk broadly about automated testing, software architecture and design principles for quality code, and Michael claims that “OO, when it's done right, looks a lot like FP”.
  • Integrated Tests Are A Scam (J.B. Rainsberger) [Technical Practices, testing] [Duration: 1:04:00] (⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐) Integrated tests are a scam. You’re probably writing 2-5% of the integrated tests you need to test thoroughly. You’re probably duplicating unit tests all over the place. Your integrated tests probably duplicate each other all over the place. When an integrated test fails, who knows what’s broken? Integrated tests probably do you more harm than good. Learn the two-pronged attack that solves the problem: collaboration tests and contract tests.
  • Hibernate should be to programmers what cake mixes are to bakers: beneath their dignity. (Christin Gorman) [Engineering Culture, Inspirational] [Duration: 0:08:00] (⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐) Great lightning talk, provocative and inspiring.
Reminder, All these talks are interesting even just listening to them.


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