Test Driven Development and
Acceptance Testing with Fitnesse

James Grenning
Object Mentor

Tuesday, August 26th 2003, 7:00-9:00pm
Building OCC, Room 128 C & D


Test driven development is a key practice of Extreme Programming, Scrum and other Agile development techniques. Tests are divided into unit tests and acceptance tests. Unit tests provide feedback to the programmer telling the programmer that the code does what is expected. Acceptance test provide feedback to the programmer and the customer showing that the code provides the agreed upon features. Fitnesse is an open source acceptance testing tool built on top of Ward Cunningham's framework for integration test (FIT).

James' talk will provide and overview and demo of test driven development, acceptance testing and Fitnesse.

Speaker Bio

James Grenning is the Director of Consulting at Object Mentor, Inc. He's been developing and managing the development of software since the late 70's. James earned his BS in EECS from the University of Illinois, Chicago in 1978. He is currently practicing, teaching and coaching Extreme Programming (XP), Object Oriented Design and iterative development. James areas of interest are software process improvement, Object Oriented Design, programming, embedded systems, project management, test driven development, extreme programming and agile software development.

James has written articles for IEEE software, and C++ Report. James has spoken at Embedded Systems Conference, SD West, XP Universe conference, XP/Agile Universe Conference and the International Conference for Java Development. James participated in the creation of the Manifesto for Agile Software Development.

Getting to the meeting

The next general meeting of UniForum Chicago will be from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Tuesday, August 26th, 2003, at the College of DuPage, building OCC - room 128 C & D.

        College of DuPage
        Building OCC, Rm. 128 C & D
        Fawell Boulevard and Lambert Rd.
        Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-6599

Take 355 to Butterfield Rd (Rt 56). Take Butterfield West to Lambert Rd, then Lambert Rd North to 22nd St. Turn left and look for Lots 9 or 10 (A or B) on the left side of Fawell Blvd.
Walk south to Building OCC, room 128cd is near the mid north-west corner of the building.

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