April 13, 2018 - Presentation: Assert Control Over Your Legacy Applications with TestBox
April 26, 2018 - Presentation: Assert Control Over Your Legacy Applications with TestBox
TBD - Into the Box interview
Target Audience: This talk is aimed at developers who work in environments having little to no code coverage with unit tests.
Description: Developers are more confident making changes to code when it is covered by tests. Tests can be run as part of a business’ deployment process improving overall quality. When starting a new “green field” project, this can be accomplished using Test Driven Development (TDD) which prescribes writing tests and then writing code to make those tests pass. But what if we already have a code base written with little or no tests? How do we improve our code coverage then? In this talk I will show you how to install TestBox quickly in your existing environment and how to get started writing tests improving the quality of your code and the dependability of your application. You will learn what tests to write, how to name them, how to write them, and when to write them. Attendees will be able to return to their office and immediately begin writing tests covering their legacy code, improving quality and reliability of their application.
Ed has been a ColdFusion developer since 2000, first using version 4.5. He is currently co-manager of the Chicagoland CFUG and previously co-managed the Nebraska CFUG in Omaha. While he has not spoken at a conference before, he has given several presentations to both groups. Ed has been a regular attendee of many conferences over the years including Devcon, Max, bFusion, CFObjective, Into the Box, and CF Summit. When he’s not slinging code he likes to camp, hike, and enjoy the outdoors.