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Test Driven Development: A View from the Trenches by McMichael Patrick
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Version:    1 Submitted By:   Christine Ellis
Report Type:  Suggestion / Enhancement Request Date Reported:  8/7/2006 3:16:35 PM
Severity:    Infrequently encountered problem Last Updated: 8/28/2006 1:37:00 PM
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Test Driven Development: A View from the Trenches by McMichael Patrick
TYPE: Regular Session
LEVEL: Intermediate
PREREQUISITES: None
ABSTRACT: Drawing on in-the-trenches experience from real-world projects, this presentation will equip you to make the hype surrounding test-driven development your project s reality.  Learn techniques for tackling the tough issues of implementing TDD, and see how to demonstrate tangible ROI to management.

Topics Will Include...

* TDD -- the promise
  - development team buy-in
  - management buy-in (the hard part)

* Out of the textbook and into the real-world

* When the going gets tough...
  - "That darn data layer!"
  - "That's just plumbing..."
  - What about the front-end?

* Test-first, but don't forget the metrics after!
SPEAKER BIOGRAPHY: As a senior Java architect with Pillar Technology Group, Patrick has enjoyed the opportunity of helping some of the nation's leading companies successfully leverage the Java platform for large-scale, mission critical enterprise applications. His current work involves the migration of multiple legacy applications onto the Java platform, and the convergence of these same apps in support of the client's strategic business vision. Patrick has a Masters in Computer Science from Grand Valley State University, where he specialized in OOAD and distributed computing. Last, but not least, Patrick has a lovely wife of eight years, as well as a delightful daughter, the two ladies of his life.
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