Richard Kasperowski, Test-Driven Development: How to Build Quality In @ mabl

Ministry of Testing: Boston
Ministry of Testing: Boston
Public group


101 Arch St, Floor 16 · Boston, ma

How to find us

Take Red or Orange lines to Downtown Crossing. You can enter 101 Arch St either from the subway platform (brass doors beyond the entrance to Roche Bros), or across from Macy's and next to Pret A Manger (brass doors). Pay parking is available.

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The Ministry of Testing - Boston will be holding its January 2020 meeting at mabl's offices, 101 Arch St., 16th floor.

Richard Kasperowski from will be giving a hands-on mob programming demonstration on Test Driven Development. Bring your laptop installed with Java and IntelliJ if you wish to be one of the volunteers! See below for more information on the session.

Thank you, once again, for for hosting!

6:00 pm: Meet and greet, enjoying food and beverages sponsored by mabl. Vegetarian options will be available. Let the organizer know if you have any dietary restrictions.

6:30 pm: Session begins

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From the presenter, Richard Kasperowski:

Test-Driven Development: How to Build Quality In

“'The job of QA is not just to do testing — it’s to build quality in.'

"How often have you heard that sentence? And how often has it been followed up with solid practices for actually building quality in?

"Test-Driven Development (TDD) is one of the foundational practices of high-quality product development. Popularized nearly 20 years ago, TDD is an important skill for high-quality software development. If you want it to be easier to build high-quality code, then you need to understand TDD.

"In this hands-on session, we’ll learn by doing. Richard will facilitate a coding dojo, a safe place to learn and practice the skills of test-driven development. We’ll mob program together on a coding kata — an easy programming problem — to learn TDD, refactoring, clean code, code smells, and more — all in the pursuit of technical agility, business agility, and a great product that people love. To follow along, bring your laptop and development environment. We recommend Java and IntelliJ IDEA.

"You’ll leave with an introduction to solid new skills, including:

* "Test-driven development (TDD)
* "Extreme Programming (XP)
* "Refactoring and refactoring patterns
* "Code smells
* "Mob programming"

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About Richard Kasperowski

"Richard Kasperowski is an author, teacher, speaker, and coach focused on team building and high-performance teams. Richard is the author of two books:

* High-Performance Teams: The Foundations:
* The Core Protocols: A Guide to Greatness:

"...As well as the forthcoming book High-Performance Teams: Core Protocols for Psychological Safety and Emotional Intelligence. He leads clients in building and maintaining high-performance teams that get great results using the Core Protocols, Agile, and Open Space Technology.

"Richard created and teaches the course Agile Software Development at Harvard University:

"Learn more and subscribe to Richard’s newsletter at ".

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About mabl (

mabl is the leading SaaS provider for ML-based test automation.

While development teams have increased their velocity through continuous delivery, the QA tools they use have not kept pace. mabl enables continuous testing with a script-free test automation framework and cutting-edge cloud services allow our customers to run tests without having to manage test infrastructure.

mabl uses proprietary machine learning models to automatically identify application bugs, including visual regressions, javascript errors, broken links, increased page latency, and more. To learn more about mabl, visit

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