Steve Freeman

Steve Freeman

Distinguished Consultant at Zuhlke Engineering Ltd, UK

Steve Freeman, author of Growing Object Oriented Software, Guided by Tests (Addison-Wesley), was a pioneer of Agile software development in the UK. He has developed software in many organisations from small vendors to multinational institutions. Previously, he has worked in research labs and software houses, earned a PhD, written shrink-wrap applications for IBM, and taught at University College London. Steve now works as an independent and for Zuhlke Engineering in London.

Speaker's activity

Go-ing there and back again

Talk

English

This talk is another reminder that tests are code too and need care and feeding. It describes an experimental spike that we ran on a complex Go project to make the integration tests faster and more readable. We showed how not to rely too heavily on the testing framework and to refactor test code to represent the domain better. We also showed that teams have to move at their own pace, and that teams have to take into account the “House Style” of coding.