Test Driven Development: From Principles to Practice

Track: Workshops

It’s really about the economics of software development. Writing tests take time, but it saves time in the long run. Creating good tests is a skill. Tests can greatly influence the design of code we create. In this workshop we will see how writing tests is anything but a mechanical process. We will see both the regression benefits and the design benefits of creating tests. Learn by observing tests being created for a problem live. Then pair up with someone attending the workshop to test drive a program, from scratch, all the way to working code. Along the way measure the code coverage.

Venkat Subramaniam

Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., and an instructional professor at the University of Houston.

He has trained and mentored thousands of software developers in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia, and is a regularly-invited speaker at several international conferences. Venkat helps his clients effectively apply and succeed with agile practices on their software projects.

Venkat is a (co)author of multiple books, including the 2007 Jolt Productivity award winning book Practices of an Agile Developer. His latest book is Functional Programming in Java: Harnessing the Power of Java 8 Lambda Expressions. You can reach him by email at venkats at agiledeveloper dot com or on twitter at @venkat_s.