August 17, 2022
There was a time when Erin Dees believed programming was something that had to be done by a roomful of scientists in lab coats. But once she learned it was possible for anyone to do, she wasn't just off and running—she was addicted. And looking back across a career that spans more than two decades, it's easy to see that her enthusiasm never waned and her curiosity never ran dry.
We recently sat down with Erin to discuss her books, her career, and her thoughts on testing software. Not only did we learn about the path that led her to RSpec and Cucumber, but we also got some fantastic advice about detecting production issues using tests versus assertions, preconditions, and the type system. Whether you're working in Ruby, Typescript, F#, or even C++, you're sure to find this information useful for your next project.
You can read the full interview with Erin at https://forum.devtalk.com/t/spotlight-erin-dees-author-interview-and-ama/69253. And while you're there, be sure to drop a question in the AMA. You'll get a personal answer back, and you'll also get a chance to win a free ebook copy of one of her books.
And if AMAs aren't your thing, use the promo code devtalk.com for 35% off Seven More Languages in Seven Weeks, Cucumber Recipes, or Effective Testing with RSpec 3 at pragprog.com.
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