TDD and The Terminator — An Introduction to Test Driven Development

Layla Porter

Getting started with Test-Driven Development (#TDD) can be very challenging. It requires a different mindset and approach to writing and developing code. However, once you are in that mindset, it is very difficult not to write tests first.

But why bother writing tests first?

In this session, we go through the reasons for writing tests before coding, look at architecture and design principles, such as SOLID, and see how it all comes together to create a more testable and maintainable application.

Layla shows you how to get started writing tests first with practical examples on how to reprogram a T800 series Terminator so you can start using TDD in your own applications (or killer robots from the future).

Hasta La Vista, badly written code!

Sample code: http://bit.ly/tdd-terminator

About the Presenter

As a former Pilates teacher and professional horseback rider, Layla changed careers and became a self-taught .NET developer. Microsoft technologies and the support of people using it became her new passion. As a Microsoft MVP, Layla organizes the .NET user group in Milton Keynes, and she helps developers all over the world as a Twilio developer evangelist.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LaylaCodesIt