August: Specification by Example

A key step in delivering value is understanding the business need. The practice of "Specification by Example" communicates the business needs, and confirms the solution meets expectations.

In this talk, William Knight and Nigel Charman describe Specification by Example with demonstrations using the open-source Concordion and Selenium WebDriver tools. In addition to describing the practice and benefits, they discuss barriers to adoption and potential pitfalls.

Speakers: William Knight and Nigel Charman

William Knight and Nigel Charman are Agile Technical Coaches with Assurity Consulting, assisting clients with adoption of Agile technical practices, including Specification by Example. They are both experienced Java developers, providing development services through Two Ten Consulting.

William began writing assembler in 1988, graduated to C, C++ and then Java in 1995. He spent five years as a technology journalist and has since returned to development, coding and improving processes. He has worked for Two Ten Consulting and Assurity for two years.

Nigel founded Two Ten Consulting in 2000, and has been associated with Assurity since 2005. He has been developing software for 25 years, starting with device drivers and working his way up the stack. He is a committer on the Concordion project.

When

Wednesday, August 17: 5:00 for 5:15 - 6:30pm

Where

This meeting is hosted by:
Equinox
Level 5
Equinox House
111 The Terrace (or 222 Lambton Quay through Amazon)
Wellington

The Java User Group thanks our host!

Date:
Wednesday, 17th.
August, 2011

Time:
5.00pm for 5:15 - 6:30pm

Venue:
This meeting is hosted by:
Equinox
Level 5
Equinox House
111 The Terrace (or 222 Lambton Quay through Amazon)
Wellington