August 18, 2011 · 6:30 PM
We all hear how unit tests can ensure higher quality code and help us in day to day refactoring, but is it feasible to write and maintain unit tests in a fast paced startup company? Come hear how unit tests was gradually introduced into the server code base at Loopt, which tools are used in the continuous build environment, coding techniques and lessons learned.
Heine Frifeldt was among the first engineers at a previous Cupertino startup in 2001 where he was first exposed to agile development and unit tests. He quickly realized the advantages and practiced it over the years and when joining Loopt in 2008 he introduced the concepts here.
He is now the Lead of the Server Team and advocates unit tests to new members of the team as a way to ensure quality of existing and new features while dealing with ever changing feature requirements.