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Simple Design and Testing Conference – The show must go on!

I‘m proud to announce that the first Simple Design and Testing Conference was successful completed on 29th Oct 2006.

The Conference was attended by 68 passionate participants. The conference attracted some big names like Ron Jeffries, Brian Marick, Chet Hendrickson, J. B. Rainsberger and many more. You can find the list of conference participants here.

The conference comprised of all open space discussions. Following is the list of topics that were discussed:

  • How automated should tests be?
  • Biggest problem (and possible solution) after an agile project over 1.5 year
  • Testing ROI
  • Just In Time (JIT) Design
  • Inversion of control
  • Team learning, documentation, training
  • Agile game development
  • Can SOA be simple?
  • Teaching OOD entirely through TDD
  • Do you believe the green bar/cell?
  • Systemic tests have no value
  • GUI Testing
  • Top objections to testable design
  • Code Simplification
  • There is no spoon
  • People & Relationships over Process & Tools
  • Data-driven unit testing
  • Practices for testing existing application in “older“ language and existing design
  • Teaching agile using games
  • Programmer test tools
  • Evil IF
  • why do my mocks feel clunky?
  • Other Paradigms?
  • Open source impacts on Agile
  • BDD: Just “TDD done correctly?”
  • Philosophical Design Principles
  • Programmer Tests
  • Improving estimates through acceptance tests
  • Using Dynamic to Test/Drive Static

Summary of these discussions can be found on the conference wiki.

Big thanks to the sponsors who helped me turn this conference into a reality.
Special thanks to David Bogus, Bob Payne, Manu Tandon, Chad Wathington, Jason Nocks, Joel Adams, Ramon Davila, Prof. Richard Epstein, Cheryl A Faust, Michael Heydt, Vikrant, Tom Costello and many more for doing all the hard work and helping me with ideas.
I would also like to thank Brian Marick, Rachel Davies and Agile Alliance in general for supporting this conference.
Of course the conference would have not been possible with out the support of Agile Philly User Group, West Chester University and Thought Works.
Last but not the least, BIG THANKS to Continuous Integration and Testing Conference for giving the idea and inspiration to organize a similar conference.

More details: Conference Website and Conference Wiki

I‘m happy to help people organize SDT conference in a different city/country. Please drop me a note at nashjain@gmail.com for more details.


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