About three years ago a new colleague said this to me, “You write unit tests?! Unit tests are like you took your code, stuffed it in a barrel and then filled the barrel with concrete.” Well, I was aghast. I was offended. I was shocked.

I was wrong. He was right.

Since then I’ve largely dropped my unit tests and focused on telemetry and observability and it’s never been better.

This talk will explain that process


Speaker: Sandy Walsh

Suggested Experience: Intermediate +

Technologies Used: Applicable to any, but focus will in golang.

Keywords: telemetry, observability, unit tests, QA

Unit tests are dead – Observability enforces a DevOps mindset