3 years of backend testing at Shazam [the stuff we got wrong]

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Speaker: Colin Vipurs

3 years of backend testing at Shazam [the stuff we got wrong]

In 2010, Shazam decided to rewrite the application server infrastructure from the ground up. We applied strict automated testing from day one and knew we were doing things “right”, or so we thought. This is a story of how we got it wrong and how we incrementally improved the tools and processes in light of the lessons learned.

Speaker Bio: Colin Vipurs

Colin is a battle-hardened developer with 16 years commercial experience, most of which has been spent working with Java. He released his first production bug in 1998 and has been passionate about automated testing ever since, something which when pushed, he may offer an opinion about. When not coding he can occasionally be found enjoying a beer and ranting about software craftmanship.