[Note: 6:45 start this month only]
Behaviour Driven Development using Cucumber
While tools for Behaviour Driven Development like Rspec in Ruby have been aimed towards programmers and dealing with classes and objects, Cucumber is aimed at filling the communication gap between customers, programmers and testers. In Cucumber we build a personalised plain text domain language to talk about the applications behaviour that non-technical users can understand and write. With Ruby mappings we turn the plain text into executable tests. We'll look at working outside-in with Cucumber and the importance of having a customer's business value as a direction, which helps us drive towards producing the minimal marketable feature. Looking also at how to use Cucumber with various programming languages. And some of the challenges of trying to introduce Cucumber into an agile environment.
Agile Business Intelligence Testing
Andy Barker, a Technical Specialist in the Business Intelligence development team at HML in Skipton, will provide an experience report on the team's journey so far in bringing automated testing to data warehousing using Fitnesse and dbFit: what has worked, what hasn't, and what is still proving a challenge. It will include demo's of the tools in action.