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8th Feb - Gojko Adzic, Long term value of acceptance tests

posted 12 Jan 2011 07:11 by Neil McLaughlin   [ updated 1 Feb 2011 16:30 ]

Most of the discussion on automated acceptance tests focuses on immediate benefits in development and defect detection or regression testing. But that's not nearly all you can get from your tests. While working on his new book, Gojko interviewed more than 50 teams that got big pay-offs from automated acceptance tests, including some that have been using agile acceptance testing for six or seven years. In the long term, most of these teams got quite unexpected benefits, such as being able to support their system easier, significantly change their business models or survive the absence of key business people. Gojko will talk about these long term benefits of acceptance tests and what you need to do to get them.


Gojko Adzic is a software craftsman with a passion for new technologies, programming and writing. Gojko got bitten by the specification-by-example bug five years ago. Since then, he has helped numerous teams implement these practices, written two books on the subject and contributed to several opensource projects for specification by example. At the moment, Gojko is working on his third book, titled Specification by Example. More

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