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Episode 21 – Interview with Cedric Beust

Cédric Beust is probably best known for his creation of the TestNG Java testing framework. It arose at a time when JUnit (the defacto standard for Java testing) was becoming stagnant. Testing practices were evolving, and TestNG was keeping up and innovating in the space.

Cédric also spent six years at Google, the last four of which he spent on Android. We talk to Cédric about what it was like working at Google, how the interview process was and his thoughts on Android and some of the decisions which were made for the platform.

Cédric now works for LinkedIn, and continues to support and extend the TestNG framework in his spare time.

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Craig Tataryn started his career as a Visual Basic programmer, but don't hold that against him! The system he helped create was a cutting edge, n-tiered revenue collection system whose transactions per second metric was off the charts! Around the year 2000 he discovered Struts and never looked back. A professional Java developer for close to a decade, Craig has worked on a wide variety of projects ranging from Recruiting, Purchase order, Revenue collection and Mortgage systems. More recently Craig has written web services for children's educational toys and has honed his skills on Wicket, SOA and iOS application development. "I love to learn and more importantly I love to teach. Hoarding knowledge is one of the most petty and selfish things you can do, especially as a contractor. This is why I always make it a point to document and share my knowledge with my client's employees"

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