I’ve kept this fairly quiet until now, but I’m excited to let you all know I will be doing a talk on Test Driven Development (TDD) at London’s Calling on February 5th 2016.
There are a lot of good talks on the day, by a lot of Salesforce geniuses (as well as some other geniuses). I just applied to do the talk on the off chance, and then started panicking when I received an email confirming me as a speaker. Having sat down and planned my talk, I’m a lot less panicky now and am looking forward to sharing some of my nerdy TDD knowledge with a bunch of strangers instead of boring my friends about it in the pub (most of whom do not even work in IT).
It’s my first time doing a talk like this in front of a bunch of strangers, so no heckling please… Be gentle…
What is London’s Calling?
London’s Calling is Europe’s largest community led event for Salesforce Professionals. It’s a day of talks on various Salesforce related topics by some of the best guys and gals in the industry (errrm, plus me).
What’s your talk about?
It’s an introduction to using test driven development, aimed at us Apex users. There’s a lot of ground to cover so the talk is structured as a walkthrough of the basics, advantages of adopting TDD, and I’ve prepared a coding exercise where we’ll use TDD to tackle some code. Exciting stuff!
The talk is aimed at people who are new to TDD, or people who know a bit about it but aren’t yet fully converted (non-believers!).
What made you decide to do the talk?
I came from .Net before moving to Salesforce, and TDD is so prevalent in .Net that I just kind of assumed it would be in use everywhere on force.com as well. Especially when I learned that unit testing was mandatory on the platform.
It’s honestly a bit of a mystery to me why TDD doesn’t seem to have taken off on force.com. Hopefully my preaching can start people moving in the right way.
See you there!