TDD Like You Mean It

How do you feel about Test Driven Development? Chances are, it’s a love-hate relationship. Sure, you love the idea and the benefits it espouses, but when your fingers hit the keyboard it never lives up to the hype.

Effective TDD takes a very particular mindset, and personally I never discovered that from books and screencasts. It wasn’t until I paired with developers who could clearly communicate their testing thought patterns that the light went on. So take this opportunity to “pair” with me!

This session will be an hour of TDD-powered live coding. We will iteratively work through the design, testing, and implementation of a feature, discussing the choices we make along the way. We’ll talk about how to “TDD like you mean it”, using the tests to shape how we approach our development workflow and our relationship to requirements.

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Chris Powers

Chris Powers has been leading software development teams for the last fifteen years, and he loves sharing his passion for building teams and software with audiences nationwide. As a Clean Coders author, Chris produced an educational video series entitled "Clean Code in the Browser". Chris is VP of Engineering at Thinkful and lives in the northern Chicago suburbs with his wife and two children. In his free time he enjoys drumming, woodworking, and tabletop gaming.

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