A Tester’s Introduction to Test-Driven DevelopmentNew
Although agile developers write tests as part of their work, they frequently overlook opportunities to benefit from the unique 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. This workshop will familiarize testers with test-driven development so they can work more closely with the developers on their teams and contribute earlier in the development process. We will begin by exploring the differences between code-first and TDD approaches, using an interactive simulation. Then, we will describe scenarios in ways that map easily to testing tools, which will we use to implement a basic system. Finally, we will discuss strategies for collaborating with developers using this approach. Come learn the TDD process 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 teams.