05. – 06. October 2019 // Bochum Germany
Javascript Conference
Ruhr Valley
#4

Mirjam Bäuerlein

Mirjam

Reinforce yourself - a tale of dog training and test-driven development

Before I started my career in software development, I worked for many years as a dog trainer. The experiences I made in this time are the reason why I immediately fell in love with testing. So, let’s talk about TDD! TDD stand for Test-driven development and it’s not only a technique to write tests but also a design process in software development. I want to give you a new perspective on this process and explain how to TDD with the help of comparing it to how to train a dog. TDD has much in common with dogtraining, so at the end of my talk you should be able to write a piece of c test driven code, and also teach a dog a little trick - well, the last thing at least theoretically.

Speaker Bio

I am Mirjam and I started programming at the age of eleven on a Schneider CPC 464 in Locomotive BASIC. While programming has been a hobby ever since, my career didn't start in that field at all. I was an accountant, management assistant and office administrator. Later I started to work as a dogtrainer with main focus on behavioral issues. After many years working with people and their dogs I changed my career for the second time and became a frontend developer.

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