TDD and the Terminator – An introduction to Test Driven Development – Webinar Recording

The recording of our August 20 webinar, TDD and the Terminator – An introduction to Test Driven Development, with Layla Porter, is now available. Subscribe to our community newsletter to receive notifications about future webinars.


Getting started with Test Driven Development (TDD) can be very challenging. It requires a different mindset and approach to writing and developing code. However, once in that mindset, it is very difficult not to write tests first.

But why bother writing tests first?

In this session, we will go through the reasons for writing tests before coding, look at architecture and design principles, such as SOLID and see how it all comes together to create a more testable and maintainable application.

I will show you how to get started writing tests first with practical examples on how to reprogram a T800 series Terminator so you can start using TDD in your own applications (or killer robots from the future).

Hasta La Vista badly-written code!

Webinar agenda:

  • 1:05 Why TDD (and the Terminator)?
  • 8:39 Start with failing tests
  • 20:55 Refactor
  • 23:41 Design patterns and SOLID
  • 39:34 TDD Failures
  • 43:44 Implementing TDD in your organization
  • 53:34 Q&A

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About the presenter:

Layla Porter
As a former Pilates teacher and professional horse-rider, Layla changed careers and became a self-taught .NET developer. Microsoft technologies and the support of people using it became her new passion. Today, she’s based in London, organises the .Net meetup in Milton Keynes and helps developers all over the world as a Twilio developer evangelist. Follow her on Twitter.

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About Maarten Balliauw

Maarten Balliauw is a Developer Advocate at JetBrains, working on .NET tools. He focuses on .NET, Azure, web technologies and application performance. Maarten is a frequent speaker at various national and international events. In his free time, he brews his own beer. Follow him on Twitter or check his personal blog.
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