Agile Testing @skillsmatter

As we rumble towards the end of the year at Skills Matter we still have a few magic tricks up our sleeve — with some fantastic Agile Testing events still to come.

First up is the sold-out Agile Testing & BDD eXchange at the end of this week. The Agile Testing & BDD eXchange is one of our longest-running and most popular conferences, this year’s exchange hosts high profile presentations from Gojko Adzic, Chris Matts, Matt Wynne, Christian Hassa, David Evans, Andrew Kemp, and Lasse Koskela.

If you haven’t got tickets already, don’t lose heart completely: you will be able to watch all the videos as they are published here.

Before the end of the month, on November 28th, the internationally renowned Uncle Bob Martin comes to Skills Matter to deliver his 3-day Advanced Test Driven Development Workshop.

This is a intense, hands-on and exercise driven TDD course written and delivered personally by Uncle Bob Martin, focusing on the design of clean, robust, and maintainable unit and acceptance tests. Join Uncle Bob for these 3 days and you will be among the lucky few to learn the principles of test design, and the practices of keeping tests clean. More importantly, you will learn the principles of designing applications for testability.  Get more info and sign up here.

Uncle Bob is also going to be giving a free In the Brain talk to a full house of eager architects on November 28th as he presents on “Why can’t anyone get Web architecture right?“.

Uncle Bob asks when we will learn that “WEB” is not an architecture? When will we finally remember that an application is an application regardless of whether it is delivered on the web, or on a fat client, or on a text terminal? Uncle Bob asserts that the delivery mechanism is NOT the architecture.

This event is totally full and we have now even closed the waiting list — but as with the Agile Testing & BDD eXchange, you can still watch the videos the next day here.

Following on from Uncle Bob, the TDD samurai Damjan Vujnovic comes to Skills Matter on November 29 with a talk on Component-based, event-driven micro-architecture for building JavaScript applications.

It might sound like a mouthful, but in this talk Damjan will use the power of Test-Driven Development and event-driven paradigm to steer the architecture towards a loosely-coupled, component based system.  There’s still some places left for this free talk, so sign up now while you can here.

Still buzzing from his conference appearances this year, Robert D. Schneider presents Mission Critical Service Testing Using soapUI Pro at Skills Matter over two days from December 1. Robert’s two day Mission Critical Service Testing Using soapUI will teach you how to use the powerful capabilities of soapUI Pro to answer important questions prior to placing these services into production.

If you are a Software Developer or Architect, QA Tester, IT Manager or Web Professional and want to learn how to employ test automation to improve the quality of your software projects, find out more here.

And Robert will be giving a free In the Brain talk on December 1 on one of the hottest topics for the Skills Matter community: Big data and NOSQL. Robert will explore why the new non-relational database technologies are gaining so much traction, how they work, and how you can decide if they’re the right fit for you.  Sign up for free here.

Before the year is out, Skills Matter is also excited to be welcoming the globe-trotting Agile Testing expert Janet Gregory. Janet starts her Practical Agile Testing workshop on December 7, and doesn’t leave for three days — not until she has demonstrated ways to overcome common cultural and logistical obstacles in transitioning to an agile development process, and how your whole team contributes to the success of any testing practices, including test automation.  The places for Janet’s Agile Testing workshop won’t be around for long, so make sure you check it out and sign up here.

As usual, while these might be the Agile Testing highlights for now it doesn’t all end there — we will return with plenty more Agile Testing in the new year, with Gojko Adzic, more from Uncle Bob, and Pekka Klarck’s Robot Framework.

But what experts or subjects would you most like to see covered? Let us know and we can make it happen.

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