A full day workshop on Test-Driven Development will take place March 1, 2005, at the Microsoft Technology Center in Austin, TX.Synopsis
Test-Driven Development (TDD) goes beyond unit testing by transforming the act of writing tests into detailed software design. TDD serves as a bridge between high-level design and low-level design, or code design. Through test-driven development and design, programmers learn how to produce systems of objects that easier to understand and learn, more appropriate to the requirements at hand, and more resilient to change. Additionally, by introducing thorough testing early into the process, bugs are found and fixed quicker, reducing cost, increasing predictability and driving better software.
The first session, led by Austin-based Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Scott Bellware, will introduce the fundamentals of test-driven development practices and development methodology and show how integrate these principles into your projects today using NUnit and Visual Studio .NET.
The second session, led by Microsoft Developer Evangelist J Sawyer, will take a look at the next generation of Microsoft’s developer toolset, Visual Studio Team System, and explore the tools in VSTS for Test Driven Development.
Finally, the afternoon will have an interactive workshop where attendees can learn how to apply TDD’s principles in an interactive, hands-on workshop. Attendees are encouraged to bring laptops so that they can participate in the hands-on workshop. Attendees without laptops will still be able to follow along with the workshop. All Attendees will receive a CD with the sample code from the workshop and free testing tools.
9:00 AM – 10:15 AM
Introduction to Test Driven Development
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
TDD with Visual Studio Team System
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Test Driven Development Workshop
Speakers: Scott Bellware (Triangle Technologies), J Sawyer (Microsoft)
Day: Tuesday, March 1st
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Place: Austin Microsoft Technology Center
– Announcement on Scott’s site
– [url=http://www.testdriven.com/modules/mylinks/singlelink.php?cid=28&lid=816]Scott’s presentation slides on TDD for managers[/url] (PPT format)