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I'm Andy Lester, and I like to test stuff. I also write for the Perl Journal, and do tech edits on books. Sometimes I write code, too.

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Wednesday March 05, 2003
01:00 PM

Tonight's topic: Still more automated testing

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Tonight's CSPIN meeting promises to be a good one.

"Testing is about Specification, not Verification"
Robert C. Martin / Object Mentor, Inc.

Agile methods have taught us a lot about automated testing, both at the unit level and at the system level. Agile methods have also taught us that well written automatic tests are better at specifying requirements than prose documents are. This talk demonstrates how a good automated test can also be a good requirements document, and then discusses what this means to the role of Q/A for software development projects.

Robert C. Martin has been a software professional since 1970. He is CEO, President, and founder of Object Mentor, Inc., a firm of highly experienced software professionals that offers process improvement consulting, object-oriented software design consulting, training and development services to major corporations around the world. He is also the author, co-author or editor of numerous books, including "Pattern Languages of Program Design 3", "Designing Object Oriented C++ Applications Using the Booch Method", "Extreme Programming in Practice", "More C++ Gems", and most recently "Principles, Patterns and Practices of Agile Software Development". He was editor-in-chief of the C++ Report from 1996 to 1999.

Addendum: See inkdroid's write-up of the meeting.

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