TDD for Testers with Gary Fleming

TDD for Testers with Gary Fleming


"Test-Driven Development is what the developers do, not us." "No-one needs to do TDD: we test everything with automated tests anyway." "TDD frightens me. I think the developers want to use it to replace me." 

With all these things and more said, it's increasingly clear that there's Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt in the testing community about the role of TDD in modern development practices. Let's get rid of that fear, and replace it with knowledge.

In this session, 

  • You'll learn more about what TDD is, why it's such a useful tool, and when/how to use it as a tester
  • You'll learn what TDD is and it's history
  • You'll understand how useful a tool TDD is to testers
  • You'll learn how best to work with developers who want to use TDD

Gary is an agile coach, software crafter, and systems thinker. His main hobby is to try and help companies to build better software in better ways. Sometimes this is by helping them with the messy human communication side of agile, sometimes it's helping them reflect on their processes, and sometimes it's through teaching better software crafting practices - usually some of each. Coaching, mentoring, teaching, and showing; whatever helps in the context. You'll find him at various local meetups and international conferences trying to both share what he knows and learn from his peers.