Venkat Subramaniam

Venkat Subramaniam

Agile Developer Inc., USA

Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., and an instructional professor at the University of Houston.

He has trained and mentored thousands of software developers in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia, and is a regularly-invited speaker at several international conferences. Venkat helps his clients effectively apply and succeed with agile practices on their software projects.

Venkat is a (co)author of multiple books, including the 2007 Jolt Productivity award winning book Practices of an Agile Developer. His latest book is Functional Programming in Java: Harnessing the Power of Java 8 Lambda Expressions. You can reach him on twitter at @venkat_s.

Speaker's activity

Pragmatics of TDD to Evolve Design

1 hour 40 minutes

Talk

English

Test Driven Design, we hear is a great way to create lightweight design that is easier to maintain and evolve. Unfortunately, just writing test cases mechanically do not lead to good design. In fact, it may really not lead us anywhere we want to really go! In this presentation we will discuss some of the challenges with using test driven development, look at practical and pragmatic solutions that will help us make a good use of this wonderful design tool.

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Towards an Evolutionary Architecture

1 hour 40 minutes

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English

Big up front design is discouraged in agile development. However, we know that architecture plays a significant part in software systems. Evolving architecture during the development of an application seems to be a risky business. In this presentation we will discuss the reasons to evolve the architecture, some of the core principles that can help us develop in such a manner, and the ways to minimize the risk and succeed in creating a practical and useful architecture.

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