June Meetup - Pushing Through The Pain Of TDD

Dublin Alt.NET
Wed, 8 Jun 2011, 19:00 - 23:00 (Add to calendar) GMT
(Exact location not available) , Dublin, IE

Richard Dalton will be talking about how to get started with TDD.

If you've ever watched a skilled Test Driven Developer in Full flow it's a thing to behold. They move swiftly and assuredly taking multiple tiny steps in places where you perhaps see only one large step, if you see any steps at all.

When the job is done you'll feel like it was all so simple and logical that surely you could have gotten there too, but for some reason it never seems to go to plan. You find yourself wondering how many more books and articles you need to read, how many more presentations and Kata videos you need to sit through before it all "Clicks" for you.

This session focuses on the pain that TDD practitioners encounter after the first flush of success.  It's about the challenges we face as we move from simple contrived examples to making TDD work for "Real" problems, and the "Aha!" moments that move us on to the next level.

The Irony of TDD is that it promotes the idea of tiny incremental steps, but for most of us learning to practice TDD our focus is on the magicians out on the horizon. This session will pull you back to reality and give some closer targets to aim at.

When you leave this session, the magicians will still be a long way out in front, but you'll be a couple of steps closer, and hopefully you'll have a renewed sense of optimism that you can get there.


The meeting is scheduled for June 8 at 7:00PM.

Please note change of venue: now in Drury Court Hotel

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