On May 23rd I gave talk at a Luxembourg Testing Board event on “Agile Test Tools”, following the abstract of the presentation I gave:
Still some kind of buzzword these days, “agile” (and other related terms like “Scrum” & “Lean”) are becoming more and more common used methodologies, you could say, that “agile has arrived in the mainstream”. But what is so different about agile software development? This presentation will try to give an answer at least for the subcategory of “Agile Testing Tools”.
The presentation will make visible the difference between testing in classical software development processes and in the agile (scrum) process. Main focus will be on how “the agile tester” is beeing supported in his work by “Agile Test Tools”. According to different “mantras” of agile software development like test-driven-development, acceptance-test-driven-development, behaviour-driven-development and others, several tools that support working according to these mantra will be presented and it will be explained how this tools work.
Concluding, the final essence of “Agile Test Tools” will be presented and it will be discussed, how the agile tester is supported by this.
After that, it will be some room for questions & discussions with the audience.
The slides are available on Slideshare:
The Agile Testing Days is an annual European conference for and by international professionals involved in the agile world. This year’s central theme is “Interactive Contribution”.
The program includes various tutorials and keynotes by Johanna Rothman, Esther Derby, Lisa Crispin, Janet Gregory, Linda Rising, Elisabeth Keogh, Gojko Adzic, Michael Bolton, Jurgen Appelo and Lasse Koskella.
The last day is filled with an Open Space led by Brett L. Schubert, Coding & Testing Dojos led by Markus Gaertner and a TestLab led by James Lyndsay and Bart Knaack.
A few consultants of Agile Partner attended the conference last year and were really inspired by the sessions. We will go back there this year.
Hope to see you there!
FitNesse is an open source software testing tool which can be used to do acceptance testing in a lot of different scenarios. It was originally developed to test java applications but can also be used with some modifications with the .NET framework. Since the documentation for using it in .NET is widely spread across the web I decided to write down some of the information that I have found useful in a few posts. Another useful resource of information is Gojko Adzic’s book about Fitnesse. This post sums up briefly what you need to do in order to
* … install and run FitNesse
* … develop the integration layer
* … create a test page
The “Agile Testing Days” will take place on October 4-7, 2010 in Berlin
On October 4th there will be the following 9 tutorials lead by:
Stuart Reid and Isabel Evans
Anko Tijman and Eric Jimmink
Pekka Klärck, Juha Rantanen and Janne Härkönen
On October 5-6 there will be 4 tracks with 48 Speakers and 6 Keynotes.
On October 7 there will be open space lead by Brett L. Schuchert
More information on www.agiletestingdays.com