The day started with a keynote by Professor Lionel Briand who talked about “Documented requirements are not useless after all”. He presented really interesting stuff based on concrete study cases. I liked it.
After the keynote I joined the session “Working effectively with legacy Test” by Nat Pryce and Duncan McGregor. The session started with a short introduction by Nat and then we started reviewing test code shared by the participants. While sharing the code we analysed and proposed different possible refactors. I like the dynamics of the session.
Next I jumped to the session “Bourne Again, Bootstrap a testing framework in BASH” where Rob Westgeest coded a “xunit-like” tool in BASH to test BASH scripts. It was simple great! I loved the session and it gave me lot of ideas.
In the afternoon I followed Woody Zuill to his session “No Estimates”, I was already familiar with the topic but I wanted to see how Woody presented it. I really liked his approach and I enjoyed the session.
The last session of the day (and the conference) was a Keynote by Steve Freeman and Nat Pryce.
The closing of the conference was in charge of Seb Rose who was the host of the conference.
In the next post I will share some highlights of the conference beyond the “formal stuff”.