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BDD Tutorial Slides are up

I’ve been meaning to do this for a while. I have released my BDD Tutorial slides on SlideShare. There are notes underneath each slide which are a cut-down version of the kind of things I talk about. I’ve even left … Continue reading

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Running your own Retrospective

I’m running a training course for TDD and OO design at one of our clients. Normally when I teach this, it’s to Thoughtworkers or client staff working with Thoughtworkers. This time, I’m teaching fairly experienced clients who have some idea … Continue reading

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Agile Mumbai slides are up

Naresh Jain has very kindly put up the slides from my BDD presentation at Agile Mumbai. I deviated quite heavily from previous presentations I’ve done and talked about the history of BDD, how it evolved and the people and events … Continue reading

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Your horoscope for April

How people You’ve spent years making yourself invaluable to your friends, family and colleagues. Your confidence is at an all-time high – how many people in the world can do what you do? Watch out, though; pride cometh before a … Continue reading

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Perverse Incentives

I proposed an Open Space session at Agile Mumbai to discuss Perverse Incentives and gaming the system in Agile projects. A perverse incentive is one which produces an effect that works against the interests of the people who proposed the … Continue reading

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Ignorance is bliss

I used to get angry with ignorant people, until I realised that it only made them hide their ignorance. Then I realised that I was ignorant too. Now I love ignorant people best of all. I deliberately seek them out; … Continue reading

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Four mocks? One test? No problem!

Last year, my colleague Ben introduced us to the joys of hand-rolling mocks. This allowed us to ignore interactions we weren’t worried about, leading to cleaner tests. This year, I’m mocking again. I’ve mentioned it briefly before, but now that … Continue reading

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Your horoscope for March

How people God grant you the serenity to accept the things you cannot change, the courage to change the things you can and the fortune to have little need for either. Some things exist just to make your life easier. … Continue reading

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BDD on Wikipedia

I finally got around to updating / rewriting the BDD page on Wikipedia. This is either based on things Dan’s said or written, or things others (including me) have said or written and which he’s approved in my hearing as … Continue reading

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Introducing Tyburn

When I first started working with JBehave, I wrote a Tetris game. I had trouble finding Swing harnesses that didn’t depend on JUnit. So I wrote one. JBehave 2.0 won’t include Swing support. The harness was completely independent of JBehave … Continue reading

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