Event: So long, and thanks for all the tests (Glasgow)

Register here for Seb Rose’s talk on TDD on the 1st May.

So long, and thanks for the tests


The Talk : So long, and thanks for all the tests.

TDD has long been recommended by agile practitioners, but the community still argues about how to go about it. Inside-out or outside-in? Mockist or classical? Through a component’s public API or for every class? And then there’s Kent Beck’s famous quote: “I get paid for code that works, not for tests, so my philosophy is to test as little as possible to reach a given level of confidence.” This introduces a further level of subjectivity, especially since developers are frequently overconfident.

In this session, Seb will explore the choices that agile teams need to make when considering which development practices to adopt. He’ll look again at some of the arguments for the different approaches and urge teams to practice until you’re happy with the way you code.

The Speaker : Seb Rose

Seb Rose is an independent software developer, trainer and coach based in the UK. He specialises in working with teams adopting and refining their agile practices, with a particular focus on delivering software through the use of examples.

He first worked as a programmer in 1980 writing applications for estate agents and solicitors in compiled BASIC on an Apple II. He has worked with many mainstream technologies since then, for many well-known companies, such as Amazon, IBM, NCR, HBOS, Standard Life and Aegon. He is a regular conference speaker (ACCU, XPDay, Agile North, Developer Day Scotland, Agile on the Beach, Lean Agile Scotland) as well as a contributing author to O’Reilly’s “97 Things Every Programmer Should Know”

The Sponsor : Xedo Software

In addition to hosting the event, Xedo will also kindly be supplying Beer (as well as a selection of non-alcoholic drinks) and Pizza.

You can find Xedo Software on Facebook too.

The Agenda

18:00 : Doors open (light refreshments)

18:30 : Introduction

18:45 : So long, and thanks for all the tests

19:30 : Break (pizza / refreshments)

19:45 : So long, and thanks for all the tests (continued)

20:30 : Close

The Venue

The event will be located at Xedo Software’s new offices on West Nile Street in Glasgow.

Xedo Software, Second Floor, 45 West Nile Street, Glasgow G1 2PT.


You must register to attend. You can register here!


About Colin Angus Mackay
I blog at ColinMackay.scot. I also talk at software development conferences.

One Response to Event: So long, and thanks for all the tests (Glasgow)

  1. Pingback: Slide Deck for So Long and Thanks for All the Tests | Scottish Developers

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