Jeanne Boyarsky


Jeanne Boyarsky wrote Sybex’s hugely popular Java 8 OCA and OCP certification books. She is a Java developer with 15 years experience and volunteers with a FIRST robotics team.  In 2017, she spoke at JavaOne.  Jeanne is a Distinguished Toastmaster which involves giving over 50 public speeches. For more on Jeanne’s professional experience:, see

Behavior Driven Development with Spock / What’s new with JUnit 5
In the first part of this workshop you'll dive into Behavior Driven Development with Spock. Working through a sample project, you'll gain experience with several of the core practices that make BDD so valuable to developers, including Domain Driven Design and Specification by Example. By the time you're done, you'll see for yourself how Spock and BDD can help you deliver higher quality code in less time. In the afternoon, you'll get up to speed wth JUnit 5. The difference between JUnit 4 and 5 is far bigger than the difference between 3 and 4. JUnit 5 was released in September so it is high time to learn about next generation JUnit. Come learn about the new features and the new styles of unit testing that JUnit 5 allows. You'll learn about: Writing clean code Writing good specifications and tests User acceptance tests, integration tests, and unit tests Pair, and mob, programming Life without the debugger