Aberdeen Developers are pleased to present a talk by Max Vasilyev on Thursday 17th November 2013 at the Robert Gordon University.
From zero to 1000 tests in 6 months
Not every team in the industry is writing automated tests. And it is very difficult to convince everyone on the team and especially business people, that tests must be written. That initial leap from no tests to some test is the most difficult and many people give up on that stage.
I would like to talk how we managed to jump that gap and started to write tests in our every-day process. Topics discussed:
ADD: Annoyance Driven Development
Reflection in tests
Unit or no unit test?
Max Vasilyev is Senior Developer and QA Manager is Solutions Aberdeen. He have been working with .Net for the last 3 years and before that he worked as a developer in SQL Server. In the past year he increased his interest in automated testing of the software, as he got very frustrated with constant bugs and shady coding techniques. So the last year was a constant uphill battle with the business to improve coding quality and increase code test coverage.
The battle is not won yet, but now business agrees that tests are important and any team using Agile must have tests.
Agenda – Thursday, 21st October 2013
1800 - 1815: Arrival and registration
1815 - 1820: Introduction
1820 - 2000: From zero to 1000 tests in 6 months
2000 onwards: Questions and drinks at the bar
All attendees will be entered into a prize draw, with the chance of winning one of the prizes listed here.
Location and Directions
Venue: Riverside East Building, Garthdee Campus, Aberdeen, Aberdeen City AB10 7QQ, GB Directions: Map showing Garthdee Campus
Slides and extra links from the talk are available on Max’s blog.