Meetup 14 April in Amsterdam: FitNesse in the Real World by Jamie Dobson & Jorrit-Jaap de Jong
Recently Robert Martin visited us in the Netherlands. One criticism of Martin, and of other teachers in the industry, is that acceptance testing driven development (ATDD) cannot be scaled up from simple Jukebox examples. That ATDD is one of those agile practices that can – and maybe should be – discarded, because, after all, in the *real world*, who writes tests first? In the *real* world, things are too complicated.
We beg to differ with this opinion. But, more than this, we’d like to discuss (and show) examples of complicated FitNesse implementations from airline booking systems to Black–Scholes pricers, from secured user management to four eyes process verification. We’d like to show how novice and advanced beginners can evolve their practices in spite of the *real* world apologists. We’d like to work with the group to de-bunk the myths that so often conspire to sabotage our efforts for improvements.
We will welcome people to our office at about 18:30. We will begin at 19:00 with a short introduction to ATTD, real world resistors and skills paths. This introduction will serve to provide us with discussion points that we will feed into our Goldfish Bowl – a highly structured, participatory discussion forum.
We will end at 8:30 (ish), with plenty of time and space to drink more, hang out, and for those with the energy, pair or discuss the topics further.
Learning Aims: every participant, from complete beginner to industry expert, will leave the meet up with a better understanding of how to effectively use agile practices in a *real* world setting.
Location: MixtUp Office, Vijzelstraat 72, 1017 HL, Amsterdam
Date & Time: Wednesday 14th of April, 18:30
To register: visit http://agileholland.com/en/webform/meetup-14-april-amsterdam-fitnesse-real-world-jamie-dobson-jorrit-jaap-de-jong