Autor: Tobias Mende

Things I love and hate about the state of software companies in 2024

This started as a rant, not meant to be published. But sticking to my „New Year’s resolution“ to write about what triggers me most, I decided to publish it anyway. I wanted to publish it as a LinkedIn post, but it got too long. So here is the unshortened, unpolished and authentic original version of this document, most of which I wrote on my phone after waking up on a Sunday at 5:45am. 😬

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May the LLM be with You – On Planes and German Trains

This article explores the use of local Large Language Models (LLMs) as coding companions during travel, offering insights into the practicality and performance of offline LLMs for software development tasks. I share my recent experience of using these tools while flying, addressing the challenges of coding without internet access and evaluating the effectiveness of LLMs in providing coding assistance and overcoming connectivity and privacy limitations.

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How Testing and Quality Assurance Change Through AI (AI for DevEx, Part 3)

This article, part of the „AI for DevEx“ series, explores the role of AI in software testing and quality assurance. It examines AI’s potential in automating test case generation and UI/end-to-end tests, and reviews tools like ZeroStep and auto-playwright. The piece highlights the integration of testing in the development process and the current best use of AI in supporting test creation and testability. It concludes by anticipating future AI advancements in testing and code reviews.

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