John is an international speaker, consultant, author and trainer well known in the Agile community for his many books, articles and presentations, particularly in areas such as BDD, TDD, test automation, software craftsmanship and team collaboration.
John helps organisations and teams around the world deliver better software sooner through more effective collaboration and communication techniques, and through better technical practices.
John is the author of the best-selling BDD in Action, as well as Jenkins: The Definitive Guide and Java Power Tools.
Very active in the Open Source community, John also leads development on the innovative Serenity BDD test automation library, described as the "best opensource selenium webdriver framework".
Talks I've Given
Workshop: My Reading Specs
Featuring Tom Roden and John Ferguson Smart
Written specs are easy to read but hard to write. Even with an understanding of the principles and tips for writing good Gherkin, it can be very hard to keep scenarios clean, informative and readable.agile bdd executablespecs livingdocumentation
Feature Mapping – The Fast Track from Stories to Executable Specs
Featuring John Ferguson Smart
Following our calling for more practical, participatory events, we are extremely happy to announce that we have another cool BDD workshop lined up for April. John Ferguson Smart of BDD In Action fame will facilitate his new Feature Mapping workshop. Needless to say, we're very excited to both...bdd agile feature-mapping workshop software-delivery agile-testing agility quality-matters-as