Sessions at RailsConf 2012 about Behavior Driven Development

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Wednesday 25th April 2012

  • Testing Best Practices, or The Five Habits of Highly Effective Tests

    by Noel Rappin

    There’s all kinds of discussion on how to make test processes work, and how to make tests fast, but it sometimes seems like there’s not much discussion on how to make tests useful. What makes a BDD test valuable, in that it will save more time that it will cost in maintenance? I’ll claim that there are five things that you should look for in your tests: independence, repeatability, clarity, conciseness, and robustness. These features will make the tests easier to write, easier to verify, and easier to keep consistent as your application becomes more complicated. You’ll leave this talk ready and able to write great tests.

    At 2:30pm to 3:00pm, Wednesday 25th April

    In Room 616, Hilton Austin Downtown

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