Insights Podcast: The Testing Show

Podcast: The Testing Show

The Testing Show explores, pokes and prods anything and everything related to testing, with new episodes released every other Wednesday. Our hosts, Matt Heusser and Michael Larsen, will analyze tried and true methodologies and practices against on trend and emerging topics. We have a range of guest contributors from Qualitest as well as industry experts from around the world to share insights, knowledge and personal experience. So take minute to find out what others are saying in the testing world.

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Management in the information age

The Testing Show: New Thinking In Management

Careers Managed Testing Services

On today’s show, Matt Heusser and Michael Larsen welcome Johanna Rothman, long time management author and coach to talk about the changing roles in management, the ways in which traditional management culture is not well suited for the Information Age, and ways in which thinking about managing oneself and managing others can be improved for…

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Open Source Testing

The Testing Show: Open Source Testing

QA Optimization

For many software testers, it can be challenging to build up a portfolio of work that can demonstrate skill, knowledge, and expertise. Having GitHub account for coding skills is one approach but many testers work on proprietary systems where people outside their company cannot see what you are capable of. Open source projects are a…

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Chaos Engineering

The Testing Show: Chaos Engineering

QA Optimization Risk-Based Testing

Many of us are familiar with the idea of negative testing, where we feed bad data or inputs to a program or application to see how it behaves. That works for a program or an app but how about an entire infrastructure? A discipline that has come to be known as Chaos Engineering is where…

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Infrastructure as Code

The Testing Show: Infrastructure As Code

Careers QA Optimization

In this day and age, everything is becoming code. It used to be just the applications but with the proliferation of software to create software (think of Jenkins pipelines) or the aspects to Terraforming servers in the cloud (and Terraform being just one way to do it), there is ever more code being written to…

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External vs Internal Software Testing

The Testing Show: External vs. Internal Software Testing

Managed Testing Services Strategic Consultancy

Software fills many niches and does many things for individuals and businesses. Some software is designed and developed for mass user interaction, while other applications are designed for specific purposes and markets. Some software is literally developed to work within a company for the benefit of its staff and is never seen outside of the…

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Virtual Conference

The Testing Show: Virtual Conference Testing

Media & Entertainment

The title this week may seem odd but it is indeed correct, as Michael Larsen participated in and in effect helped to test out the various challenges and solutions that go with putting on a virtual conference in this current period of time. In this episode, Michael talks with two long time veterans of the…

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De-Risking Enterprise Software QA

The Testing Show: De-Risking Enterprise QA with Simon Evans

Enterprise Transformation Derisk

As organizations get larger or infrastructure/software becomes more relied upon, testing itself can have its share of risks. For this episode, Matt and Michael chat with Simon Evans about how to approach larger systems (and perhaps not so large systems), make the needed decisions to focus on important areas and make QA a less risky…

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Tech Burnout

The Testing Show: Dealing with Tech Burnout


It’s safe to say that 2020 has introduced challenges into people’s lives in unprecedented ways (at least in our current times). Some are thriving but many are feeling the results of burnout. Raj Subrameyer joins Matthew Heusser and Michael Larsen to talk through common issues of burnout as it relates to tech workers and some…

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The role of QA in a scaled agile environment

The Testing Show: Record and Playback

Load & Performance

There have been record and playback tools available for the past few decades, with varying results and reputations. They often over promise and under deliver. Today, Matthew Heusser and Michael Larsen are joined by Rex Feizi of Subject7 and Leandro Melendez (Señor Performo) to talk about the latest generation of record and playback tools, how…

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