Monday, 2 April 2012

The Walking Skeleton Comes To Norwich

What: The Walking Skeleton
Where: Ribs of Beef, Norwich
When: Tuesday 10th April 2011, 6.00pm
For: Norwich Developers Community.

All Welcome!

I will be speaking about Alistair Cockburn’s Walking Skeleton at the Ribs of Beef in Norwich on Tuesday 10th April 2012 at 6.00pm for the Norwich Developers Community:

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.

Paul Grenyer

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 designing solutions for a large insurance company.

Paul has worked in industries as diverse as marking machinery, direct mail, mobile phones, insurance, Internet TV and investment banking.

When he's not programming or chasing his 3 children, Paul thoroughly enjoys science fiction, heavy metal and cycling.


  1. Was the venue chosen specifically for the name?

  2. Phil, no but it should have been! Can't believe I missed the connection.