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June Meetup - Sub Second Full Stack Acceptance Tests and Inverting the Pyramid

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We are very excited to have two great speakers tonight. First up we have Aslak Hellesøy followed by Mike Burrows

Sub Second Full Stack Acceptance Tests
The effort of fixing a bug increases significantly as time passes. Slow tests have a double cost - they increase the cost to fix a bug, and they keep programmers idle or task-switching while they're waiting for them to complete.

Conventional wisdom tells us that full-stack acceptance tests are slow, but it doesn't have to be that way.

Aslak has discovered a way to make them blazing fast while still giving you full confidence.

Imagine running more than 10 full-stack tests per second for your web application. How would that change the way you work? What would it do for your productivity?

In this talk Aslak will give a demonstration and explain the design patterns and technology that makes this possible.

Inverting the Pyramid
Sooner or later, most Agile teams find that it's hard to sustain change, and harder to still to encourage the organisation around it to change with it. How about we turned it upside down, inverting the organisational pyramid? How might we make that work?

Mike Burrows describes himself as a champion and enabler of outcome-oriented change and continuous transformation. Mike Burrows, Agendashift founder and author of Kanban from the Inside (Blue Hole Press, 2014) and Agendashift (Leanpub, 2017). Prior to his consulting career, Mike was a CTO for a late-stage startup and global Executive Director for a top-tier investment bank.

Free pizza and a beer or two will also be available.

N.B. Our lovely hosts at the Capital One Software Studio will pre-arrange access/passes for everyone coming, so be sure to RSVP!

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Our Software Studio is the beating digital heart of Capital One. It’s here we create the accessible, user-friendly products and services that make life easier and better for our customers. We’re a customer-focused business, so we’re always thinking about new ways to enhance their experience. Which is where this new facility comes into its own.

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