Rocket Fueled Cucumbers
Location: Ballroom I Audience level: Novice
You start a brand new Rails project. You elegantly glide around your application sprinkling it with Acceptance tests using tools like Cucumber. Time passes, test numbers grow and suddenly you find yourself wadding through the thick sludgy swamp of a 1-hour test build. Your ability to deliver code in a timely manner gets difficult. Discipline gets slack “Well I know that fix will turn the build green so lets just deploy it anyway”. Commit code now, find out in an hour if it breaks.
Joseph Wilk is a member of the core development team for Cucumber. He has been developing for the web for 10 years in both big and small companies and as an entrepreneur. After stints working with Java and Python he finally found Ruby. He now spends his time in-between eating Cucumbers working at songkick.com. Having more fun than is healthy working as a Software Gardener building web systems and working on open source projects. He suffers from test obsession and has given up hope of any treatment.
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