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Simple Design and Testing Conference was attended by 68 passionate participants. The conference attracted some big names like Ron Jeffries, Brian Marick, Chet Hendrickson, J. B. Rainsberger and many more. You can find the list of conference participants here.

Open Space kick-off podcast.

Ron Jeffries and Chet Hendrickson's podcast @ SDTConf

The conference comprised of all open space discussions.  Following is the list of topics that were discussed:
  • How automated should tests be?
  • Biggest problem (and possible solution) after an agile project over 1.5 year
  • Testing ROI
  • Just In Time (JIT) Design
  • Inversion of control
  • Team learning, documentation, training
  • Agile game development
  • Can SOA be simple?
  • Teaching OOD entirely through TDD
  • Do you believe the green bar/cell?
  • Systemic tests have no value
  • GUI Testing
  • Top objections to testable design
  • Code Simplification
  • There is no spoon
  • People & Relationships over Process & Tools
  • Data-driven unit testing
  • Practices for testing existing application in "older" language and existing design
  • Teaching agile using games
  • Programmer test tools
  • Evil IF
  • why do my mocks feel clunky?
  • Other Paradigms?
  • Open source impacts on Agile
  • BDD: Just "TDD done correctly?"
  • Philosophical Design Principles
  • Programmer Tests
  • Improving estimates through acceptance tests
  • Using Dynamic to Test/Drive Static
Summary of these discussions can be found on the conference wiki.

We are happy to help people organize SDT conference in a different city/country. Please drop a note to Naresh Jain for more details.

UpStreme, Inc

Brian Marick

Ron Jeffries

J.B RainsBerger

George Dinwiddie

Chet Hendrickson

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