Hi, I’m Developer Sam and this is my public online-space. I write mainly about software development with a focus on testable database development and code quality, but am not limiting myself to these topics, because I’m a whole person.

Latest Blog Posts

After 171 Days – What is Quality Engineering Consulting?

It's been more than 5 months since I started at Quality Minds and shifted from working as a software developer to a quality engineering consultant. I thought I would soon be doing a lot of test automation, using Cypress or Playwright, but instead of that, something totally different happened

Test Knowledge for Developers: Test Types

There is a vast amount of different terms to describe tests, and especially developers can easily struggle with their specific meaning or what the term tries to emphasize. In this post I try to give an overview about different aspects that are used to categorize and describe tests as a tool to improve one of most effective, frightening and impactful actions in software development: Talking to each other.

Order To The Chaos – with PL/SQL Collections

PL/SQL provides three different types of collections to hold multiple items of data. They all come with different capabilities and limitations and since these are hard to remember, I provide a condensed showcase of the different collection types in one single code example.

Deeply Nested XML and JSON with SQL

I already wrote about how much I like the XML generating capabilities of modern SQL, but most examples come only with one or two levels of depth. What if you want to create deeply nested XML and JSON directly from SQL?