TDD Live!

Developing software is a complex process. TDD can really help in making it simpler, DRY is another principle to explore. Using them properly, of course, takes lot of skills and practice. This session will address these issues and hopefully make it easier to practice in real life. It will be illustrated via live coding with the help of few free tools available.

Speaker Bio

Gautam Dev is a software engineer with more than 15 years experience in various industries. He obtained Ph.D in physics from a well known university in USA, SUNY, Stony Brook. Right now he is working on the Fast Code open source Eclipse plugin project. Details about this project can be found at http://fast-code.sour.... He has given talks in Dallas, Austin, and other cities in Texas.

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  • George L S.

    TDD is about defining tests BEFORE writing code. This presentation didn't even attempt to do that. The presenter was very unprepared, and didn't seem to know anything about TDD. I came near the start of the presentation and therefore didn't even get a chance to mingle. An absolute waste of my time, coming all the way from Fort Worth.

    October 29, 2011

  • Kevin B.

    The speaker likely knew what he was talking about but it did not come across. He lacked presentation skills and the ability to communicate clearly.

    October 21, 2011

  • David H.

    Not much more to add than what the other comments have said.

    October 19, 2011

  • Charles S.

    The presenter was very bad. I left very quickly because he seemed very unprepared. Additionally if the first code you show me in a TDD presentation is a fully written method you are going to test, which you use to crate your nit test, you are not doing TDD.

    October 19, 2011

  • Michael S.

    Left early. I was expecting a discussion on TDD (benefits, how to guide your team, challenges, statistics, etc.). Very poorly prepared.

    October 19, 2011

  • Lance D.

    Thank you all for the feedback. My sincerest apologies for the presenter and his presentation. We strive to have more developers attend our meetings and really hate that the opposite was achieved with this meeting. We will do better next time for sure. The research I did on his conference presentations seemed to indicate he knew what he was doing. More to come...Thanks again for the honest feedback.

    October 19, 2011

  • James M.

    The presenter did not seem prepared at all. The description made it seem like he would be discussing TDD, but the actual presentation appeared to be a demo of Infinitest and FastCode. That might not have been an issue, but the presenter didn't seem to understand the products well despite working on one of them.

    October 19, 2011

  • Pete F.

    Gautam Dev was a terrible presenter. His demo became a frustrating experience where the audience tried to help him debug his jUnit code.

    Enjoyed networking with other Scrummers, though...

    October 19, 2011

  • Scott A.

    If the speaker repeats, I won't be there. He didn't even seem to know his own plug-in, inifinitest. Also if you didn't know java, you were lost from the start. I stayed until 8:00 by which time I was one of the last people there. 70 people gone before 8:00.

    October 18, 2011

  • Charles Gary M.

    Hey gang. Allison Pollard has graciously agreed to tag in and get the show started tomorrow night. Allison has been with DFWScrum since the get-go, so we're all in good hands. Thanks a mil Allison!

    October 17, 2011

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