TDD Conference 2021 - Opening Ceremony by Alex Bunardzic

TDD Conference 2021 - Opening Ceremony by Alex Bunardzic

First International Test Driven Development took place on July 10th.

In this series, I will include every talk together with my notes and further reading.

Hopefully, a lot of readers will watch and rewatch the talks, as they are worth several reviews.

Let's start...

Opening Ceremony by Alex Bunardzic


Alex is a software engineering veteran with over 30 years of hands-on professional experience. A staunch advocate of Extreme Programming and TDD, Alex is currently leading DevOps teams by coaching them in TDD practices.

With a science background, Alex shows us how to build software by watching nature

TL;DR: Setting the stage for the TDD revolution, how did it all begin and where are we today with TDD.


My Personal notes

  • This is the first conference and the passing torch to younger generations of TDD enthusiasts.
  • We discovered TDD several years ago thanks to Kent Beck.
  • We evolved with James Grenning's Zombies Formula.
  • Ron Jeffries' Never let the code not be working.
  • And so on...

Why TDD?

  • TDD is not as easy to sell as clean code, agility, secure architectures.
  • We will consider it, but there's no time now.

TDD as a scientific method

  • Based on positive enforcement and short feedback loops.
  • Watching nature phenomena.
  • Everything happens as a response to what happened earlier.

The Four current problems when we try to plan

  • Uncertainty
  • Ambiguity
  • Incompleteness
  • Confusion

TDD Breakthroughs

  • TDD Removes non-productive code.
  • Less Debugger time.
  • No more manually run the app.
  • No different manual test scenarios, credentials, navigation, configuration, environments, etc.

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