[Oskar Wickström]: Property-Based Testing The Ugly Parts

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ABSTRACT

Property-based testing has been praised and explored in both functional and object-oriented programming communities. Despite the papers and talks that tell inspiring stories of curious bugs being found by random tests, it can be hard to see how it applies to your day-to-day work. How do you go beyond testing small pure functions?

In this talk we'll look at some techniques that you can use to test the "ugly" parts of your system, with real-world examples from Komposition, a screencast video editor written in Haskell.

BIO

After some years of musical education, Oskar Wickström began his journey into the world of software. He’s currently doing remote work in Haskell, and in his spare time, he creates screencasts at https://haskell-at-work.com/. Among the technical topics that interest Oskar are functional programming, systems design, web technology, and programming languages.

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