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Steve Freeman talks about environments he worked in, learning that being in a really effective environment changes what you can do, opening new possibilities, and it is a qualitative experience.


Steve Freeman was a pioneer of Agile software development in the UK, he has given training courses in Europe, America, and Asia. Previously, he worked in research labs, software houses, earned a PhD, and wrote shrink-wrap software for IBM. Steve also teaches in the Computer Science department at University College London. He is co-author of the JMock framework.

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Oct 19, 2011

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  • "Free" Man Speech

    by Olivier Gourment,

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    Very strange talk... But that would be a compliment!
    Definitely not what I expected. I expected something about the book, with "recipes" to do TDD well.
    What I got instead were a series of metaphors and networks of ideas that would persuade someone to get interested into why TDD is a good idea. :-)
    Lots of knowledge nuggets. A food feast for the brain -Tapas, actually.
    Steve talked about his career, feedback loops, fear and experimentation, utopia, cited Kent Beck and a few others...
    This got me into deep thinking.

    The only thing I missed was a transcript. Not being born in the UK, I missed some words just because of the accent. A full transcript would be great.

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