Joe O’Brien and I will be leading another Test Driven
Studio in Denver, June 9-11.
Testing, Colorado, June … What’s not to like?
About 8 years ago I come upon a technique that radically changed the
way I developed code. I was reading Martin Fowler’s “Refactoring”
book and came across this paragraph:
“Whenever I do refactoring, the first step is always the
same. I need to build a solid set of tests for that section of code.
The test are essential because even though I follow refactorings
structured to avoid most of the opportunities for introducing bugs,
I’m still human and still make mistakes. Thus I need solid
tests.” —Martin Fowler
Chapter 4 of “Refactoring” was my first introduction to JUnit and got
me interested in “Test First Design” (what we now tend to call “Test
Driven Development”). Although I wrote good code before, the
confidence I had in my code took a dramatic leap forward after I
started adopting TDD practices.
On June 9 through 11, Joe O’Brien and I will have
the pleasure of leading the next Pragmatic Programmer’s Test-Driven
Development with Rails
Studio. in Denver. We will
have an opportunity to share with you some of our experiences in using
TDD with Ruby and Rails.
There are still seats available, so its not too late to sign up. More
information is available