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Many say that the practice of test driven development (TDD) has the ability to transform software engineering. Let’s break it down from a skeptical pragmatist’s viewpoint. This presentation focuses on three key ideas; the blueprint, the toolbox, and the master craft. Let's look at TDD as a blueprint for writing code and discuss the implications and benefit. Let's go beyond the theoretical application of TDD and focus on the toolbox, with examples of what developers need to know to get going. Finally, TDD is a master craft of Agile engineering. To be effective with TDD, let's look at the progression of skills needed to achieve the promised results of TDD and to maximize its value.
About the Speaker:
Stephen Ritchie is the author of Pro .NET Best Practices (http://www.apress.com/9781430240235). He has been writing software professionally for over 20 years. He works as a software development consultant at Excella Consulting in the Washington, D.C. area. His passion for following best practices has taught him to appreciate the value of experience, practical know-how, and continuous learning. Stephen is the .NET best practices steward at Excella Consulting, working with .NET project teams to facilitate and sort out the helpful practices from the unhelpful ones, the practicable from the impracticable, and the "sounds good" from the "it really is good" practices and principles.