Episode 15: End to End Testing with Amir Rustamzadeh

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Today on our show, we have Amir Rustamzadeh. He is Head of DX Engineering at Cypress. We will be talking with Amir all about testing. We go into end to end testing and what it’s all about. If you want something that speeds up your development, then you need to listen here. The panelists all share their experiences with it as well. There are some really great picks of the week that you won’t want to miss. Let’s just say Chris trolled Ben on something and it made them all laugh!

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Show Notes

[00:01:27] Ben jumps in right away and asks Amir when it comes to front end frameworks what was his first one and how did he come to join the Vue community?

[00:03:46] Amir talks about how he’s heading up developer experience. He announces Ben is on the team now! YAY BEN! ☺

[00:05:07] Tessa wonders when Amir is going around to solve problems, does he find that a lot of teams have very different ways of looking at Cypress usage or end to end testing, and if so, how does he resolve that or try to work on this kind of experience that works for everyone?

[00:06:47] Chris and Amir explain what end to end testing is.

[00:13:23] Ben explains what end to end testing means to him and Chris talks about the two things that you need to test in your application.

[00:21:54] Amir talks about something he’s been advocating for recently that has to do with testing and developing apps, so listen here find out. He also explains “introspection.”

[00:26:30] A great question is asked by Ari who wants to know what are some of the barriers to entry that people find that is making it so they’re not doing this and how can you address those issues? Amir responds.

[00:29:04] Tessa asks Amir if he’s speaking to a team that has a setup already, where would he have them start or how would he convince them to adopt a different testing?

[00:38:31] Amir talks about what Cypress released in the recent version of Cypress 4.3 and 4.4, which is better error reporting that is significantly better. There are also some new improvements on the way as well.

Picks of the week:
[00:39:56] Ari has two picks: a TV show on Hulu called, “Future Man.” Also, two songs by the band, Moderat, which are, “Seamonkey” and “Porc #1.”
[00:41:27] Chris has four picks: Wait… he has to sneeze, Ok, he’s good! LOL. His first pick is for you to give Vue one day to play around it. Just try it and he will never bug you again. Also, try Cypress. Please give it a try. His next pick is music by Sara Bareilles. He’s been listening to the soundtrack from, “Waitress” which she did the music for. His third pick is a puzzle story game called, “The Turing Test.” His fourth pick is the ASUS PA329Q 32inch 4K monitor which he’s heard great things from Ben.
[00:44:58 Amir has two picks: “The Houseparty” app to connect with family and friends. His second pick is an App called, “Whimsical.”
[00:46:40] Tessa’s has three picks: watch the “Super-sized Psychtacular Binge-a-thon” on USA Network. Her second pick is watching YouTube videos on yoga and stretching that you can do at your desk or at home. It’s great to wake you up and keeps your shoulders from getting too stiff! Her third pick is getting into mentorship this year to help other people.
[00:47:44] Ben’s has two picks: Coffee Shop Zoom Virtual Backgrounds and acoustic or coffeehouse music on Spotify, for those who miss going to coffeeshops. His second pick is the ASUS PA329Q 32i” 4K monitor he recently upgraded to that Chris trolled him on earlier ☺

Resources mentioned
Amir Rustamzadeh Twitter
“Future Man”-Hulu
“Seamonkey” and “Porc #1” by Moderat
“Waitress” soundtrack by Sara Bareilles
Houseparty app
“Super-sized Psychtacular Binge-a-thon”-USA Network
YouTube Full Body Flow-Yoga With Adriene
Zoom Virtual Background
ASUS PA329Q 32” 4K monitor


Special Guest: Amir Rustamzadeh.

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