Getting testy with Perl

This video is in English.
Length: 53:02
Source: YAPC::NA 2014 on the 2014-06-25.
Speaker: Steven Lembark

An introduction to testing with Perl.


Unfortnately the sound is weak in the first 5 minutes of the recording, but after that it gets ok. Then at the end, you can see how to live-test a quad-rotor UAV using Perl at 50:30.

Perl testing is kind of like swimming in the ocean: it's fun to start with but gets deep pretty quickly. Even if Test::Simple does most of the work, you'll eventually have a reason to dive into deeper waters. So, think of this talk as a glass bottomed boat: it gives you a chance to see things without getting bit or drowning... The talk covers basics of perl testing along with mock objects and functions, using prove, filesystem-driven bulk tests and generic test modules, and ways to exercise objects in bulk. The point of this all is to have a better feel of what can be done and where to look when the time comes.