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James Grenning

James Grenning's trains, coaches and consults worldwide. James' mission is to bring modern technical and management practices to product development teams, especially embedded systems development. He is the author of Test-Driven Development for Embedded C (https://wingman-sw.com/tddec). He is a co-author of CppUTest, a popular unit test harness for embedded C and C++ (http://cpputest.org). He invented Planning Poker, an estimating technique used around the world, and participated in the creation of the Manifesto for Agile Software Development (https://agilemanifesto.org/). His website is https://wingman-sw.com.

Test-Driven Development

Available in 9 hours and 48 minutes

If you missed this workshop at EOC earlier this year, here's a second chance to attend

Test-Driven Development is a technical practice that supports Agile's iterative and incremental development cycle. TDD helps you quickly discover mistakes, preventing defects. You weave a test safety net as you grow your product's behavior one test at a time. This safety net supports you now and in the future to help you keep code working as you change it. Oh yeah, don't let me forget to tell you it's fun and once you learn it, you save time and money.

Maybe you have heard of Test-Driven Development but don't quite get it. A good way to understand TDD is to pair program with an experienced practitioner. We will start with a brief overview and demo of Test-Driven Development. In this interactive workshop, you can practice TDD in C. You don't need to install any tools for this workshop. You'll run the exercise on my exercise server. You will know what TDD is after this session. We'll conclude the workshop with a debrief on your experience.

Before attending this workshop, it is highly recommended that you watch this talk from the 2020 Embedded Online Conference.

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Attack IoT System Unknowns with Tracer Bullets (2020)

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You have a product idea for using IoT technologies! You have an awesome greenfield development opportunity! Congratulation! You start staring at that clean sheet, that blank page. There are more unknowns than knowns! It's getting scary. What should you do?

This talk is the story of starting a greenfield IoT project. You see there are risks. You are attracted to the familiar tasks. If you defer risks, saving them until the end, it won't end well. In this story we'll look at identifying risks and attacking them directly with tracer bullets, building a walking skeleton of the product. The tracer bullets give you insight on a solution to your technical problem. The walking skeleton helps prove your product concept and demonstrate your ability to deliver it. You'll look at how to make progress with off-the-shelf hardware and software without becoming overly dependent on any vendor.

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Live Q&A - Attack IoT System Unknowns with Tracer Bullets (2020)

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Live Q&A with James Grenning following his talk titled 'Attack IoT System Unknowns with Tracer Bullets'

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