Andre Young talks about shifting from .Net to Javascript and what changed in his tool chain. He talks about rethinking how he programs, making the transition with a team, and what approaches didn't work that well with Javascript apps. We also talk about testing, and the tool chain for testing Andre recommends, along with his strategies for data in Javascript.

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const podcast = { 
  episode: 143,
  title: 'Old Man Yells at Tests ',
  topics: [ 
    'Testing', 'Development', 'Javascript'
  guest: 'Andre Young'
  hosts: [
    'Craig Shoemaker', 'Ward Bell'

Recording date: June 22, 2021

John Papa @John_Papa

Ward Bell @WardBell

Dan Wahlin @DanWahlin

Craig Shoemaker @craigshoemaker

Andre Young @DreYoung79

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  • 01:13 Guest introduction
  • 04:02 Shifting from .Net to Javascript
  • 09:00 Sponsor: Ag Grid
  • 10:06 Did your tool chain change?
  • 13:05 Did it make you have to rethink how you program?
  • 17:25 Making the transition with a team
  • 18:41 Do you need to test Javascript more?
  • 21:31 What's the point behind Old Man Yells at Tests?
  • 27:09 Any approaches that didn't work with Javascript apps?
  • 28:05 What's your testing tool chain you recommend?
  • 35:47 Should we care about Cyclomatic complexity?
  • 36:45 Do you have any data strategies?
  • 38:04 Final thoughts

Podcast editing on this episode done by Chris Enns of Lemon Productions.