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Gojko Adzic, Neuri Ltd

 Gojko  Adzic Gojko Adzic is a software craftsman with a passion for new technologies, programming and writing. He runs Neuri Ltd, a UK-based consultancy that helps companies build better software by introducing agile practices and tools and improving communication between software teams, stakeholders and clients. Gojko is the author of two books on agile acceptance testing, Bridging the Communication Gap and Test Driven .NET Development with Fitnesse, and more than 200 articles about programming, operating systems, the Internet and new technologies published in various online and print magazines. He is a frequent speaker at agile and opensource related conferences and the host of monthly "in the brain" sessions in London focused on opensource .NET tools. He is the primary contributor to the DbFIT opensource database testing library which is used by banks, insurance companies and bookmakers worldwide. His blog is on http://gojko.net.

Presentation: "Slim - the future of FitNesse, Sponsored by Skillsmatter"

Time: Friday 09:15 - 10:15

Location: Rutherford Room


FitNesse was the de facto standard tool for executable specifications and agile acceptance testing but has suffered from several years of relative stagnation. Work is finally underway to revamp and modernise it. The recent release of Slim is the most important upgrade in years and brings FitNesse back to the spotlight. Slim is the new test runner which promises to bring platform interoperability, easier integration, a much simpler programming model and lots of small helpers that will allow us to write and maintain executable specifications and acceptance tests easier. In this session, Gojko Adzic demonstrates Slim and other new FitNesse features and talks about the future of this tool.

This is a session for .NET and Java developers. Some prior exposure to FitNesse and FIT would be beneficial, but not required.

Presentation: "Messaging is not just for Investment Banks"

Time: Friday 15:30 - 16:30

Location: Fleming Room

Abstract: Today, we use web for content distribution, remoting, application partitioning and distribution. It seems that HTTP calls have become a preferred way to think about distributed systems in general. HTTP and Web services definitely have a lot to offer, but they are not the only way to do things and there are definitely cases where web is not the right choice. Unfortunately, lots of teams just stick with web services and hack on, trying to fit a square peg in a round hole. A different distribution paradigm can sometimes save us quite a lot of time and effort both in development and later in maintenance. In this talk, Gojko Adzic explains how even everyday Web projects can benefit from messaging and why architects and developers can't afford to ignore the benefits of that approach.