Essential Test-Driven Development: A Hands-On Workshop
Test-driven development (TDD) is a powerful technique for combining software design, unit testing, and coding in a continuous process to increase reliability and produce better code design. Using the TDD approach, developers write programs in very short development cycles. The developer first writes a failing automated test case that defines a new function or improvement, then produces code until the test passes, and finally refactors the new code to acceptable standards. The developer repeats this process many times until the behavior is complete—and fully tested. Rob Myers demonstrates the essential TDD techniques, including unit testing with the common xUnit family of open source development frameworks, refactoring as just-in-time design, plus “Fake It,” “Triangulate,” and “Obvious Implementation.” Participating in exercises in this hands-on session, you’ll practice these techniques. With his many years of product development experience using TDD, Rob will address the questions that arise during your own relaxed exploration of test-driven development.
Laptop Required. Delegates should have strong programming skills and be familiar with programming techniques and an object-oriented language. Delegates should bring a laptop installed with their favorite programming language, IDE, and microtesting/xUnit/xSpec tool. Come prepared to write code!