Maintainable

Nelida Velazquez - We Have to Express Our Opinions

Episode Summary

Robby has a chat with Nelida Velazquez, a Senior Software Engineer at Cobalt Labs about documentation, testing, and consistency as the three things that are critical to ensuring that software is maintainable, best practices versus team agreements, things an engineer should consider when they're the new person on a team, why engineers view documentation as part of the deliverables, how to properly address technical debt, and so much more.

Episode Notes

Robby has a chat with Nelida Velazquez, a Senior Software Engineer at Cobalt Labs, a company that modernizes traditional pentesting through their Pentest as a Service (PtaaS) platform. By combining a SaaS platform with an exclusive community of testers, they deliver the real-time insights teams need to remediate risk quickly and innovate securely.

Nelida highlights documentation, testing, and consistency as the three things that are critical to ensuring that software is maintainable. She feels that when it comes to best practices versus every individual engineers idea of software maintainability, it boils down to how a team agrees to go about things. 

She dives further into the basics of team agreements and talks about things an engineer should consider when they're the new person on a team, why engineers should view documentation as part of the deliverables, how to properly address technical debt, meaningful tests, and when to potentially remove tests, and so much more. Tune in on your favorite podcast player and don’t hesitate to send us any of your comments and suggestions.

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