What is BDD and why should I care?

What is BDD and why should I care?  Matt Wynne, Matt Wynne Associates

At the beginning of Matt’s BDD Kickstart classes he gives a pitch to give everyone an overview of BDD and why he think it matters.

In this he covers:

  • How BDD improves communication between developers and stakeholders
  • Why examples are so important in BDD
  • How BDD builds upon Test-Driven Development (TDD)
  • Why business stakeholders need to care about refactoring

BIO:

Matt Wynne is the development lead for the Ruby version of Cucumber, an open source tool for building collaborative executable specifications written in plain language. He’s co-author of The Cucumber Book, Cucumber Recipes and a popular international speaker and coach who works as an independent programmer and consultant, helping teams like yours learn to enjoy delivering software to the best of their abilities.

Twitter: @mattwynne,  Blog: http://mattwynne.net/

 

  • Tuesday 8th October 2013
  • Doors Open 12:30
  • BNY Mellon, 12 Blenheim Place, EH7 5JH

Registration is now open at:  http://stg2013edinburgh.eventbrite.com

Results Driven Testing – or how a bank changed its testing approach

Results Driven Testing – or how a bank changed its testing approach, Jean-Paul Varwijk, Rabobank
From 2010 onwards a change has taken place within the software development at Rabobank International.   The development process changed from an essentially waterfall method to a method where the use of agile practices is central.  The software testers not only went along with these changes. They were often at the forefront of these changes.

In this talk I want to show:

  • How the testers at Rabobank International adapted to a new context.
  • How they gradually changed their testing approach by following courses on Rapid Software Testing  and agile testing. 
  • How they have enhanced their skills and knowledge of testing by forming work groups and performing testing dojos and workshops.
  • How they while doing all this still are able to fulfil the growing regulatory demands of the financial world.

As a member of the lateral test management group I have been co-author of a completely rewritten testing policy.   A testing policy that is applicable in different business lines, encompasses all of the mentioned changes and could potentially form a reference for other companies to follow.

BIO:
Jean-Paul Varwijk is a Test Analyst at Rabobank International where he tests and manages testing of a variety of products such as Data Warehouses and Credit Risk Models. At Rabobank he participates in a number of lateral and multi-lateral workgroups on test policy, test improvement, tool strategy and he organizes intervision sessions on testing.   Next to his work at Rabobank he is owner of Arborosa. Where he coaches testers and gives training and advice on software testing.
Jean-Paul is a member the TestNet Agile workgroup and the TestNet training and coaching workgroup, he is a member of the Dutch Exploratory Workshop on Testing (DEWT), he regularly speaks and provides tutorials at conferences and is an active promoter to follow other testers’ blogs and tweets.

 

  • Tuesday 8th October 2013
  • Doors Open 12:30
  • BNY Mellon, 12 Blenheim Place, EH7 5JH

Registration is now open at:  http://stg2013edinburgh.eventbrite.com

Scottish Testing – Edinburgh – Speakers Announced

The Scottish Testing Group is pleased to confirm speakers for our Edinburgh event:

  • Results Driven Testing – or how a bank changed its testing approach, Jean-Paul Varwijk, Rabobank
  • What is BDD and why should I care?  Matt Wynne, Matt Wynne Associates

Synopsis and Bios to follow

  • Tuesday 8th October 2013
  • Doors Open 12:30
  • BNY Mellon, 12 Blenheim Place, EH7 5JH

Registration is now open at:  http://stg2013edinburgh.eventbrite.com

Scottish Testing – Edinburgh 8th Oct 2013 – Registration Open

The Scottish Testing Group is pleased to confirm the date for the 2013 Edinburgh Event:

  • Tuesday 8th October 2013
  • Doors Open 12:30
  • BNY Mellon, 12 Blenheim Place, EH7 5JH

Registration is now open at:  http://stg2013edinburgh.eventbrite.com

Full details of Speakers, Sponsors and Registration will be published shortly

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