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The Association for Software Testing is pleased to announce its tenth annual conference, CAST 2015 “Moving Testing Forward,”to be held in Grand Rapids, Michigan, August 3-5.Since our first CAST we  have seen dramatic changes in the nature of communications and the nature of delivery, from PC to client/server to the web and web services. Deployment is different; monitoring is different, builds and test tooling are different. We have a variety of new models and methods for our testing. CAST is where we talk about how they actually work out in practice, based on experience. At our tenth CAST, in 2015 speakers will be presenting stories, workshops and tutorials regarding their experiences surrounding how to advance software testing.

Join us this summer for our tenth annual conference in downtown Grand Rapids at the beautiful Grand Plaza Hotel August 3-5, as we explore “Moving Testing Forward.”

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Wednesday, August 5 • 1:30pm - 4:15pm
From Velcro to Velocity: A Hands On Tactile TDD Workshop

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You hear a fair amount about TDD and testing these days.  Really, Test Driven Development is a development/programming approach in which unit tests are constructed prior to coding.  Each increment tested is a new aspect of the software being developed.  Developers create just enough of a unit test to fail and they write just enough code to pass the failing unit tests.  Tests can be repeated to quickly catch unexpected changes.

Explore the strengths and weaknesses of this approach. Try it out with Rob using an IDE of black felt, laminated index cards and, of course, tons of velcro.

During this fun and highly interactive workshop you will create an application with TDD even if you have never programmed before. Rob lets you compare your results with answers from the teacher edition.  He will also lead a group affinity analysis of TDD vs test after unit testing approaches. You may gain ideas in how testers can benefit from their development teams doing TDD.

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Robert Sabourin, P. Eng.

President, AmiBug.Com, Inc.
Robert Sabourin has more than thirty-five years of management experience, leading teams of software development professionals. A well-respected member of the software engineering community, Robert has managed, trained, mentored and coached thousands of top professionals in the field... Read More →

Wednesday August 5, 2015 1:30pm - 4:15pm EDT
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