Testing like it's 1971

A session at Lean Agile Scotland 2015

Thursday 8th October, 2015

1:40pm to 2:10pm (GMT)

Sometimes it takes a little while for a good idea to catch on.

A student paper written in 1971 is just now starting to influence how we approach unit testing 40 years later.

This session will introduce mutation testing, the concept described in the student paper.
It will discuss the theory and research behind it and why it is now finally being used in main stream development in domains as diverse as banking, bio-tech, insurance and the control systems for the large hadron collider at CERN.
At the end of the session attendees will have a good understanding of the available tools and how they can benefit teams using TDD and even those that are not.

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Henry Coles

Turns out that it's me that guard the guards

Henry is a failed Chemist & Biomaterials Engineer. For the last 15 years he’s been working at becoming a better software engineer, and has developed award winning systems in industries ranging from energy trading and smart metering through to life insurance and finance. He’s the author of http://pitest.org, one of the most widely used mutation testing tools. He’s based in Edinburgh where he leads the innovation team at NCR

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3 attendees

  • Henry Coles
  • Dominic Smith
  • Keith

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Time 1:40pm2:10pm GMT

Date Thu 8th October 2015

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