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Episode 022 | Aslak Hellesøy - Testing Your Understanding

Episode 022 | Aslak Hellesøy - Testing Your Understanding

Aslak Hellesøy talks with Dave Rael about open source software, tools and frameworks, and testing understanding with communications protocols as an example

Aslak Hellesøy is the creator of Cucumber (10M downloads) and the author of the Cucumber Book (20k copies sold). He has 18 years of development experience and has been active in the open source and agile communities for 15 years.


0:28 - Dave introduces the show and Aslak Hellesøy
3:29 - The genesis and intent of the Cucumber project
8:32 - The success and growth of Cucumber
10:58 - The origin of the name of Cucumber
12:23 - Aslak's definition of value
14:27 - The things that "light Aslak up"
15:27 - What Aslak doesn't like - big tools, frameworks, etc. trying to do everything
20:44 - Aslak's story of failure, the importance of honest disclosure and communication
24:42 - Aslak's greatest success story, the liberty of running a business, learning new and uncomfortable things
28:57 - How As