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eXtreme Programming and Test Driven Development
Assoc. Professor Rick Mugridge, University of Auckland
Date & Time: May 22, 2003 04:00
Venue: Seminar Hall
Abstract:
We introduce the ideas of eXtreme Programming (XP) and Test Driven Development (TDD) and show how they ask fundamental questions about software development. The scientific method serves as a good metaphor for several practices in XP. We explore the commonalities and differences and show that the scientific method, by analogy, can be used to better understand TDD (and vice versa). Finally, we consider some of the issues at the forefront of the development of the XP approach.
Speaker Profile:
Assoc. Professor Rick Mugridge is in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Auckland, where he teaches software engineering students in the faculty of Engineering. He has been active in eXtreme Programming through research, teaching, and consultancy with local industry. Rick was a founding member of the industry-based Auckland XP interest group. He will be presenting 5 papers at XP2003 and AgileDevelopment this year and is running a testing workshop at the XP/Agile Universe conference. Rick also has research interests in testing, user interfaces, visual languages and software engineering tools.
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