Webinar On Demand

Testing Principles – Avoiding the Big Ball of Mud – Quality Engineering Goals

Recorded August 31, 2021

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Depending on where you are, the word testing might invoke different emotions. Knowing what to test and how to test is challenging. No matter if you are creating an application feature or creating or modifying infrastructure and anything in between, testing is core to confidence building. 

Like in development, increasing your test coverage can be iterative. Adding additional tests to cover the changes can start to end up like you are boiling the ocean or looking like a Big Ball of Mud when deciding what to test. Do you run the entire regression test suite e.g all available tests or focus on specifics? Simply the more tests you have to execute, the longer the build and deployment cycles take. 

Learn from Harness in this webinar about approaches in Quality Engineering –  about what is appropriate to test all the way to how to avoid boiling the ocean /  Big Ball of Mud patterns. As we maintain a robust engineering efficiency SaaS platform which we deploy to multiple times a day, this was something we had to solve for. 


Ravi Lachhman, Evangelist, Harness

Ravi Lachhman is an Evangelist at Harness. Prior to Harness, Ravi was an evangelist at AppDynamics. Ravi has held various sales and engineering roles at Mesosphere, Red Hat, and IBM helping commercial and federal clients build the next generation of distributed systems. Ravi enjoys traveling the world with his stomach and is obsessed with Korean BBQ.

Hari Padmanaban, Quality Evangelist, Harness

Hari Padmanaban is a Quality Evangelist at Harness. Hari has been a key contributor in multiple transformational journeys across engineering. Hari is very passionate about Quality Engineering & firmly believes that an effective QE can play a “Force Multiplier” effect in the organization.