STARCANADA 2017 Concurrent Session : Test-Driven Everything—with Deliberate Collaboration

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 10:15am to 11:15am

Test-Driven Everything—with Deliberate Collaboration

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You've heard that quality belongs to everybody on an agile team. You've heard that testers and developers should collaborate in order to drive quality higher. You've heard that automated tests help a team continuously validate the quality. Well, it's time to stop just thinking and talking about these things! It's time to make them happen! Watch “Cheezy” Morgan do this in front of your eyes. Watch him build a web application, driven by acceptance and unit tests. Discover how a product owner, tester, and developer collaborate closely and deliberately to create executable user stories that test the requirements, build the code using test-driven development, validate the stories by getting the acceptance criteria to pass one-by-one, and refactor along the way. By the end, you’ll get a savory taste of what a continuous delivery pipeline really looks like and understand what it takes to drive your processes toward continuous deployment with test-driven everything. Prepare to collect your jaws from the floor!


Chief technology officer and cofounder of LeanDog, Jeff “Cheezy” Morgan has been teaching classes and coaching teams on agile and lean techniques for twelve years. Most of his work has focused on the engineering practices used by developers and testers. For the past few years, he has experienced great success and received recognition for his work helping teams adopt acceptance test-driven development using Cucumber. Cheezy authored the book, Cucumber & Cheese, and several popular Ruby gems used by software testers.