This weekend was the Alt.Net.UK conference. Personally, I had a great time, met some great people and had some great conversations. However, one thing which surprised me was the level of automation and testing topics. While I proposed a few sessions on testing (as I would), other people raised great discussions around this area. To my surprise, they wasn’t just TDDBDD but focused more on Acceptance Testing and how we can improve the quality of software. This is something I wasn’t expecting and I think its a sign of things to come with developers and testers working as a single unit.
The discussions has definitely got me thinking, and hopefully others who attended. There are clear issues within software development which are causing pain, the question is – how do we solve these problems?
Thank you to everyone who attended, without you the conference wouldn’t have worked, and also our great sponsors. While, I felt it was a successful conference, there is still room for improvements which we will take into account next time.
If you want to know more about Alt.Net and some of the topics, a good starting point is the Foundations of Programming e-book.