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Convention-over-Configuration in an Agile World

Posted by James Kovacs  on  Nov 24, 2011 8

James Kovacs discusses using TDD and BDD to avoid complexity and creating evolving architectures where convention is emphasized over configuration.

BDD with Puppet & Cucumber

Posted by Tom Sulston  on  Feb 24, 2011

Tom Sulston explains how to manage systems with Cucumber and Puppet based on BDD principles, including practical tricks and pitfalls. The session demoes using those tools.

A Scalable, Peer-led Model for Building Good Habits in Large & Diverse Development Teams

Posted by Jason Gorman  on  Oct 05, 2010 2

Jason Gorman presents how developers can learn TDD to the point of transforming the knowledge acquired into habits by exercising a number of practices followed by peer evaluation.

Fighting Layout Bugs

Posted by Michael Tamm  on  Sep 28, 2010 2

Michael Tamm offers solutions for automatic testing of a web application’s presentation layer through HTML and CSS validation and by detecting layout bugs using JavaScript and image processing.

Test-Driven Development of Asynchronous Systems

Posted by Nat Pryce  on  Sep 17, 2010

Nat Pryce exemplifies how he dealt with flickering, false positives, slow, and messy tests appearing in asynchronous testing when trying to perform end-to-end testing.

The Joy of Testing

Posted by John Hughes  on  Aug 24, 2010

John Hughes shows how to explore the bugs of a code by creating a series of tests in Erlang and using multiple test frameworks, discovering the faults and evaluating the frameworks while doing it.

Bad Code, Craftsmanship, Engineering, and Certification

Posted by Robert Martin  on  May 26, 2010 5

Robert C. Martin on writing good code starting with a bad code example, then addressing many topics like: Boy Scout rule, functions, arguments, craftsmanship, TDD, engineering, certification, etc.

Testing C# and ASP.Net Applications Using Ruby

Posted by Ben Hall  on  May 21, 2010

Ben Hall shows how Ruby testing tools can help with .NET and ASP.NET development and takes a look at RSpec, Webrat, Cucumber, Selenium and others. Also: a peek at using IronRuby for testing .NET apps.

Sustainable Test-Driven Development

Posted by Steve Freeman  on  May 07, 2010 1

Steve Freeman offers advice on writing good tests that make development easier avoiding dead weight code that is hard to maintain. Topics: readability, complex data, diagnostics, and flexibility.

BDD & DDD

Posted by Dan North  on  Dec 03, 2009 3

Dan North gives an overview of Domain Driven Design and Behavior Driven Development then ties them together for a powerful mix.

Cucumbered

Posted by Joseph Wilk  on  Oct 08, 2009 3

In this talk from FutureRuby, Joseph Wilk gives an introduction to the BDD framework Cucumber and gives valuable tips for getting it adopted and used by customers and developers.

DSLs in JavaScript

Posted by Nate Schutta  on  Oct 04, 2009

Though often dismissed as a toy, JavaScript is very powerful and includes many features. We'll take a look at a leading example of a JavaScript DSL, JSSpec and show how JavaScript can suit your needs.

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