Continuous Integration, Continuous Agitation

Agile software practices have put a new emphasis on code quality and moved the responsibility for that quality onto the laps of developers.

In this talk we will cover the application and benefits of Managed Developer (unit) Testing in an agile development shop, based on the real work experiences of the Agitar development team as they work through a development schedule to product release.

You will learn about the real life application and experience of applying Managed Developer (unit) Testing, TDD (Test Driven Development), using continuous integration with CruiseControl, the purpose of extreme feedback monitors, and the blending of JUnit-based testing and Continuous Agitation.

Speaker: Jeffrey Fredrick

Jeffrey Fredrick is a 13-year veteran of the software industry with a mission to change the way software is created. A founding member of the Borland JBuilder development team, he has been involved in Java tool development since before the 1.0 release of the Java platform.

As co-founder and VP of Engineering at OpenAvenue, he led the development of the first web-based collaborative development platform. In his current role is as Director of Engineering at Agitar Software in Mountain View, CA he is expanding the boundaries of unit testing.

He is also a major contributor and committer on CruiseControl, the defacto standard continuous integration tool. Jeffrey's weblog is available at

Event Sponsors:

Jeffrey's trip to New Zealand is being organised by Assurity Consulting Ltd, the NZ resellers for Agitar.

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The meeting is being hosting by EDS.

The Wellington Java User Group thanks both of these companies!

Thursday, 9th March, 2006

5.00pm for 5:15-6:30pm
Reception closes at 5:30pm!

Level 12 Presentation Room
8 Gilmer Terrace

The Malthouse:
After this talk Jeffrey shall repair to the Malthouse for some light R&R. Those who would like to discuss points raised during the talk in a more congenial atmosphere are welcome to join him in sampling some of New Zealand's finest!

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