Session Details

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

If You Don’t Have a Failing Test, You Don’t Have S***

Presented by: Nate Berent-Spillson
Time: Friday, Jan. 14, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

My go-to technique for just about every problem is a failing unit test. Many developers think of unit tests as something they're forced to write to hit some coverage metric, but when you look at it as a way to prove or disprove a hypothesis—it becomes a very powerful tool for problem-solving. It's all about getting your arms around a problem and giving you a place to iterate quickly. 

In this session, we'll dig into technical and organizational ways to leverage the simplicity of the failing test, how to apply it in different technical scenarios, and how to use the "show me the failing test" approach as a way for developers to communicate with other developers, leadership, quality, and users.

Room: Salon E/DTags: .NET, Cloud, Functional Programming, Java, Javascript, Mobile, Leadership, Ruby/Rails, Python, Soft Skills/Business, TestingLevel: Intermediate