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QCon Beijing presentation.
Shallow Depth of Tests - Scalable TDD/BDD
Test automation is prevalent in the software development community. Practices like TDD and BDD are widespread and applied almost unquestionably. However, several organisations have struggled in attempting to scale automated test suites, which very often become slow, brittle, non-deterministic, unreliable and difficult to maintain.
In this talk, I will discuss some common mistakes, Tautological TDD (TTDD), for example, and also present patterns that I have successfully applied, such as Shallow Depth of Tests and Testing Pyramid. These have enabled us to achieve maintainable and scalable tests that fulfill their purpose - to help software development teams deliver faster and more confidently the features required by business people.