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Thursday, August 9 • 10:45 - 12:00
BDD microskill: crafting constraints through tests (Llewellyn Falco)

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Abstract:
Behaviour Driven Development (BDD) is said to be able to evolve a good design and working code. But can it really?
This session is going to focus on the microskill of writing tests to craft code.
While many people are comfortable with getting a happy path example, continuing to craft test to evolve a more complete specification is often undeveloped in the 3 amigos (developers, testers and business/product); This session will focus on learning this microskill.
To aid in the feedback loop you (the audience) will write all the test. I (the presenter) will turn them into code and write code to make them pass. I will follow 3 rules:
1) All tests must pass
2) I'm not trying to help
3) but I'm also lazy
These come together to say, "If you can make it so it's easier for me to do the right thing than the wrong thing, then I will".
Learning the microskill of crafting constraints through tests to achieve this is what the session is all about.
On a typical session we will go thru this cycle about 15-20 times.
(Note: No coding is required to attend this session, but basic BDD skills are helpful)

Learning Outcomes:
  • Crafting better Tests
  • Thinking like a tester
  • Triangulation


Speakers
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Llewellyn Falco

Agile Coach, Spun Labs
Llewellyn Falco is an Agile Technical Coach specializing in Legacy Code and Test Driven Development. He is the creator of the open source testing tool ApprovalTests( www.approvaltests.com ), co-founder of TeachingKidsProgram ( www.teachingkidsprogramming.org ) and a PluralSight a... Read More →


Thursday August 9, 2018 10:45 - 12:00
Marriott Salon 9