A Tester’s Introduction to TDD in Ruby Using RSpec
Although agile developers write tests as part of their work, they frequently overlook opportunities to benefit from the skills and perspective that testers bring to the team. Testers are all too often treated as a safety net for the developers, rather than being given the chance to help shape the software and its development. This workshop will familiarize testers with the test-driven development (TDD) approach, so they can work more closely with the developers on their teams and contribute earlier in the development process. You’ll explore the differences between code-first and TDD approaches using an interactive simulation, then describe scenarios in ways that map easily to testing tools you’ll use to implement a basic system. Finally, you’ll discuss strategies for collaborating with developers using this approach. Learn about TDD from a developer’s perspective, identify key points in the process where you can add value, and find out how to collaborate more closely with the developers on your team!