CUKEUP! 2012 04-04-12
CukeUp! is taking place today, in London. So far it has been an exciting day packed with half hour talks on all things Cucumber and BDD... You can watch SkillsCast video recordings of each talk below.
If you enjoyed CukeUp! 2012 you may like to secure your ticket for Cuke Up 2013 already? You can find a super early announcement of next year's conference here
Wednesday 4th April 2012
10.00 - 11.00 GETTING STARTED WITH CUCUMBER-JVM
At last year's CukeUp, I announced that work had started on Cucumber-JVM - a pure Java implementation of Cucumber that runs on half a dozen JVM languages.
A year later, Cucumber-JVM 1.0.0 is released and ready to take the JVM by storm.
This presentation shows you how to install Cucumber-JVM, use it with Groovy or Java, and run scenarios from the command line or in your IDE with JUnit. more...
11.00 - 11.15 BREAK
Coffee, tea, and refeshments
11.15 - 11.45 TESTING FOR VALUE
How do we test that our behaviours are actually delivering? How do we know that our new features actually increased toaster sales? Our test suite can be greener than the greenest cuke, yet we could still be failing as an organisation. Colin Humphreys explores bringing the rigour of behaviour-driven development to the value-driven world of business. more...
12.00 - 12.30 LIVING DOCUMENTATION
Many teams lose out on big benefits of Cucumber by focusing too much on the short-term benefits.
Join Chris Roff to learn how a small investment in long term benefits can help you get more out of your cukes even in the short term. more...
13.30 - 14.00 BDD: WHEN OUTCOMES DON'T COME OUT
BDD is largely a goal-driven approach: we start from a context and
explore whether some particular event will lead to the outcome we
So how does it work when the outcomes are unclear, or you're just
trying to find out what's possible? When finding examples changes the
examples, is it possible to automate? more...
14.15 - 14.45 LEARNING FROM MISTAKES WITH BDD
Tony Bruce & Andrew Jutton:
Tony Bruce & Andrew Jutton discuss what caused us some issues when implementing BDD. We have a list of items and we'll basically go through as many as we can in our allotted time. more...
15.00 - 15.30 EXPERT EXECUTABLE SPECIFICATIONS
Vagif Abilov & Peder S°holt:
This talk for CukeUp presents a case study based on a project at Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK) where executable specifications in Gherkin were introduced to ensure correct understanding between developers and domain experts. Choice of Gherkin/SpecFlow gave an opportunity for experts to have direct impact on the executable code and for developers to avoid misinterpretation while translating domain knowledge to business logic.
15:45 - 16:15 TEST-DRIVEN INFRASTRUCTURE
In this talk for CukeUp Jon Topper will investigate if we can apply a software testing approach to validate our
infrastructure configuration. more...
16.30 - 17.00 CUCUMBER-RUBY 2.0 PANEL DISCUSSION
Matt Wynne, Aslak Hellesoy, Oriol Gual, Julien Biezemans and Jonas Nicklas have all had a crack at taking Cucumber in a new direction (Spinach, Turnip, TextMapper, Cucumber JVM), and there are valuable ideas in all of them. This panel will be a discussion about: more...
17.00 - 18.30 PIZZA & BEER
11.15 - 11.45 USER CENTRED SCENARIOS
Antony Marcano & James Martin :
Many teams don't realise that their Cukes are actually describing the solution they're building rather than the user-capability they're enabling. The closer to the solution our Cukes are, the less flexibility we have and the less maintainable ... more...
12.00 - 12.30 PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT WITH CUCUMBER
User-centric product features often span multiple subsystems of a service stack. For example, user state changed in a web app may affect routing of their emails, which is handled by a daemon.
Cucumber helps us concentrate on the user and decouple product features from their implementation. At the same time, representing just enough infrastructure in our cucumber World allows us to verify product correctness before deploying to a single server. more...
13.30 - 14.00 SPEEDIER TESTS WITH PARALLEL EXECUTION
BDD tests usually exercise the application with external dependencies. The benefits of end-to-end testing are well known, but these tests tend to have a long execution time. SpecRun aims to speed up the execution of the (SpecFlow) functional tests by parallelizing them. This session summarizes the experience we have gathered in various projects. more...
14.15 - 14.45 CALABASH FOR IOS AND ANDROID
This talk for CukeUp will introduce Calabash and LessPainful, which provides hosted, cloud-based execution of Calabash tests that run concurrently on many physical, non-jailbroken devices running various languages and operating system versions. more...
15.45 - 16.15 BDD FOR EMBEDDED SYSTEM DESIGN
Mathias Soeken & Melanie Diepenbeck:
We are currently evolving the BDD flow for the design of embedded systems.
Automatic extraction of step definitions and code stubs is performed using
natural language processing techniques. In addition, a method has been
developed to extract properties suitable for formal verification from test
code. Both approaches have been integrated with Cucumber. more...
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