Session Details

Session Details2019-01-07T06:21:08-05:00

Confessions of a TDD Late Adopter

Presented by: Jeffrey Miller

After two decades of rehashing Test Driven Development techniques, what’s left to say?

A lot! Hear from a seasoned software developer and consultant about the journey to TDD adoption despite objections, skepticism, insecurity, and procrastination along the way. Old dogs can learn new tricks!

This talk examines thoughts like, “TDD is too hard! TDD is for elitists and snobs! Isn’t TDD too dogmatic? Doesn’t TDD take too long? Won’t my code be harder to change?”

Are there any REAL answers that make TDD worth it, even after all the “experts” throw their weight around? Can TDD *REALLY* work as much as claimed?

Take it from someone who has been in the trenches WITH and WITHOUT systematic testing techniques. Learn from real-world situations about misconceptions and eureka moments experienced firsthand by someone who didn’t drink the Kool-Aid right way.

This is not your run-of-the-mill TDD talk! With surprising illustrations from parenting (Toddler-Driven Development?!), business self-help, and scientific learning techniques, attendees will leave with practical advice on how to unlock TDD’s promised value and how to approach the learning curve that TDD requires.

Learn how to overcome objections and obstacles for a more rewarding development experience by *FINALLY* adding TDD to your toolbox.

Tags: Soft Skills/Business, TestingLevel: Introductory and overview