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London-based Lean / Agile coach and trainer, developer, haiku poet, early BDDer and international speaker.


Jan
6
comment Working with legacy code - introducing an external BDD integration test harness
@GregBurghardt I wrote WiPFLash for this ( code.google.com/p/wipflash ); you can use it under SpecFlow too - written to be a lightweight easy-to-use API over MS UI Automation. Easy to get the real elements out too to do anything else you need to.
Jan
6
revised Working with legacy code - introducing an external BDD integration test harness
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Jan
6
comment Working with legacy code - introducing an external BDD integration test harness
@tom Thanks, I'll let Llewellyn know! You might well end up with a mix of both our approaches, depending on how buggy and crusty your code is. There should still be a few core scenarios which are useful though, even in the most buggy code.
Jan
5
answered Working with legacy code - introducing an external BDD integration test harness
Jan
5
answered How use same Behavior Drive Development (BDD) stories across platforms?
Jan
3
comment Can BDD and Lean methodologies be used together?
I've answered below but just wanted to inform others reading this question: Lean is not an acronym. It's Lean, not LEAN.
Jan
3
revised Can BDD and Lean methodologies be used together?
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Jan
3
answered Can BDD and Lean methodologies be used together?
Oct
7
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Sep
22
answered In the BDD paradigm why should the “ubiquitous language” be merely semi-formal and not completely formal?
Sep
21
answered If we have TDD and BDD why do we need QA for?
Sep
9
awarded  Yearling
Aug
31
comment Is it anti-pattern to mix unit test and web test?
He's not unit-testing. He's acceptance-testing and using a bit of unit-testing code to do it. That's OK.
Aug
31
answered Is it anti-pattern to mix unit test and web test?
Nov
30
comment How to be successful at BDD Specifications Workshops?
@DNA I've covered complexity estimation in more detail in this post: lizkeogh.com/2013/07/21/estimating-complexity - the ease of tracking down expertise is indeed part of the metric.
Nov
17
comment Should selenium tests be written in imperative style?
This made me smile, since the original intent of using "should" in BDD was to invite exactly this kind of question and consideration of context. True, though. :) dannorth.net/introducing-bdd
Sep
9
awarded  Yearling
Aug
16
comment Design patterns - do you use them?
(Actually, it's not just new devs - even more experienced devs overabstract sometimes. Took me a month to get Dan North's visitor pattern out of JBehave; he still tells that story!)
Aug
16
comment Design patterns - do you use them?
@Juha-Untinen If code has simply been developed without reference to patterns, it's unoptimized, but can be refactored without too much trouble. New devs tend to put too many patterns in, and those patterns can often be cemented in place. I'd recommend letting an experienced dev pair with a junior, or teaching them TDD which helps the patterns to emerge, rather than letting anyone program against known patterns or blind. And devs can experiment safely with katas, rather than production code.