Saturday, 30 July 2011

Agile Cambridge: Creating a Walking Skeleton from Scratch

11am Thursday 29th December 2011

Come and see me at Agile Cambridge.

Session

Starting with an (almost) clean IDE Paul will develop a Walking Skeleton.

The walking skeleton was described by Alistair Cockburn as "... a tiny implementation of the system that performs a small end-to-end function. It need not use the final architecture, but it should link together the main architectural components. The architecture and the functionality can then evolve in parallel." It is also one of the theme's in Freeman & Pryce's Growing Object Orientated Software Guided by Tests.

In this session Paul will start with an (almost) clean IDE and develop a walking skeleton for a simple application and demonstrate how Test Driven Development (TDD) can be used even at the system level to test features.

Profile

Husband, father, software consultant, author, testing and agile evangelist.

Paul has been programming in one form or another for over 20 years and has been involved in building agile teams since 2007. After several years of C++ and a very happy period using Java, Paul is now developing predominantly in C#.

Paul has worked in industries as diverse as marking machinery, direct mail, mobile phones, insurance and Internet TV. He is currently contracting at an investment bank at Canary Wharf.

When he's not programming or chasing his 2.5 children, Paul thoroughly enjoys science fiction, heavy metal and cycling.

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