Links and Slides from the Specifications Workshops talk at the Software Craftsmanship conference

I had a really great time yesterday at the Software Craftsmanship conference. Jason – thanks a lot for organising it and I am really looking forward to attending the conference next year as well. I was a bit surprised with the interest in my talk on Specification Workshops, especially as it was on a bonus track, added late into the programme. Thanks a lot to everyone attending, especially all those people that decided to stay and stand through the whole thing or sit on the floor once we ran out of chairs. Here are the slides and links that I mentioned in the talk:

Thought-provoking TDD exercise at the Software Craftsmanship conference

Yesterday I attended Keith Braithwaite‘s workshop titled ”TDD as if you meant it” at the Software Craftsmanship 2009 conference, and I found it truly thought provoking. At the start of the workshop I thought that the exercise is plain silly but I publicly take it back: Keith – you really taught me something yesterday and I thank you for that. Continue reading

Software craftsmanship conference programme is now finalised

The session programme for the upcoming Software Craftsmanship conference is now published. I had the pleasure of participating in the final programme selection meeting, and I’m really looking forward to the event on the 26th of February. There will be two parallel tracks with mostly practical workshops and lots of opportunities for socialising and discussions between sessions. Two of the slots will be filled with lightning talks on keyboard shortcuts and defining moments. For more information, see the programme page

Software craftsmanship: London Feb 2009

Jason Gorman announced the first Software Craftsmanship conference, which will take place in London on the 26th of February 2009. The conference is about the “hard skills” that programmers and teams require to deliver high quality working software. Judging by the first few session proposals it is going to be an event that people serious about software cannot afford to miss. For more information, see the conference web site.