Saturday, 18 August 2012

ACCU London: Walking Skeleton

What: Walking Skeleton (ACCU London)

When: 20th September 2012, 6.30pm

Where: 1e ltd, CP House, 97-107 Uxbridge Road, Ealing, London, W5 5TL

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I will be speaking about Alistair Cockburn’s Walking Skeleton for the penultimate time at ACCU London in September. Although this is an ACCU event all are welcome.

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 Oriented 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.

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