Lessons Learned Breaking the TDD Rules

Wednesday 1st April 2015, 6:30 pm.

Speaker: Nat Pryce.

Venue: Room 4.31, University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB.

This event is free of charge and open to all. No registration required - just turn up.

Refreshments and networking from 6:00 pm.

This meeting is supported by NCR.


What defines test-driven development? Does the way we write tests matter? Do different testing techniques change TDD? Are we’re not even doing TDD if we use them? I'll share some thoughts on the nature of TDD, illustrated with stories from recent projects.

About the speaker


Nat Pryce is a co-author of Growing Object­-Oriented Software Guided by Tests. An early adopter of XP, he has written or contributed to several open source libraries and tools that support TDD and was one of the founding organizers of the London XP Day conference. He has worked as a programmer, architect, trainer, and consultant in a variety of industries, including sports reportage, marketing communications, retail, media, telecoms and finance, and has delivered business-critical systems that range from embedded devices to large compute farms supporting global business.

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