Archive for June, 2007
Another presentation on BDD with NUnit.
I recently gave a presentation on Behavior Driven Design at the AlamoCoders user group here in San Antonio.
Given the hour constraint I had and the level 100 rating of the presentation, I was pressed to deliver the absolute essentials to get someone up and running with BDD.
One of the more challenging aspects of presenting an entry level BDD presentation is the fact that you have to assume that some people have no exposure to any XUnit type development. The founding principles of TDD (Red, Green, Refactor) must be reiterated before diving into BDD. Once we got passed just what TDD is, the transition to BDD went much more smoothly then I had ever hoped.
If you are interested I have uploaded the presentation and the source to the Los Techies downloads library.
The presentation is also available as a PDF.
There’s been a flurry of BDD activity in the last week or so. Via evolving my understanding of behavior driven development (bdd) comes Pete Williams’ Mocking and R-S-P-E-C 4-ME.
Others like Succeed with TDD by designing with TDD that are talking about using TDD as a design tool, one of the tenants of BDD.
And last on the list comes the prolific Dan North with rbehave.