Presentation: "Test Driven Development: Ten Years Later"
Wednesday 14:15 - 15:15
Over the last ten years, Test-Driven Development has grown from something exotic, that only a handful of people knew about, to near- commodity. So there's nothing left to say, right? We don't think so.
In this session, we'll review some of the landmarks in the history of Test-Driven Development and what they tell us about how to develop software; the ideas, techniques, objections, and misunderstandings.
We'll talk about our experiences of discovering TDD and what we've learned about how to do it well, how to adopt it, and how to bring it into existing code.
Michael Feathers, Object Mentor
Michael Feathers is a consultant with Object Mentor. He balances his time between working with, training and coaching various teams around the world. Prior to joining Object Mentor, Michael designed a proprietary programming language and wrote a compiler for it, he also designed a large multi-platform class library and a framework for instrumentation control. Publically, Michael developed Cppunit, the initial port of JUnit to C++, and FitCpp, a C++ port of the FIT integrated-test framework. Michael is also the author of the book 'Working Effectively with Legacy Code' (Prentice Hall 2004).
Steve Freeman, Independent Consultant
Steve was a pioneer of Agile software development in the UK, he has
built applications for banks, ISPs, financial data providers, and
specialist software companies. He has given training courses in
Europe, America, and Asia.
Previously, he worked in research labs, software houses, earned a PhD, and wrote shrink-wrap software for IBM. Steve also teaches in the Computer Science department at University College London. He is a presenter and organizer at
international industry conferences, and was conference chair for the
first London XpDay.