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Test Driven Development (TDD), Refactoring and Pair Programming LiveLessons (Workshop), Downloadable Video

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  • Copyright 2015
  • Edition: 1st
  • Downloadable Video
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-403539-9
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-403539-0

4+ Hours of Video Instruction


Learn the essentials of test driven development, refactoring, and pair programming in this 4-hour, fast-paced and engaging video course recorded as a live workshop.


Agile coach and trainer Bryan Beecham teaches the basics of these software engineering concepts with the use of building blocks, demonstrations, and hands-on practice. Learn the importance of creating failing tests, making them pass, and refactoring your code. This workshop provides an easy introduction to TDD, refactoring, and pair programming for everyone, regardless of their experience level.

About the Instructor

Bryan Beecham is an international speaker, coach, trainer, and agile consultant. He’s also a co-organizer of Agile Ottawa and is currently consulting for LeanDog, a company that focuses on Software Craftsmanship.

Skill Level

  • Beginner

What You Will Learn

  • History of eXtreme programming
  • Writing unit tests
  • Benefits of the test-first approach
  • Interactive demonstrations with building bricks
  • What is and what isn't refactoring
  • How to effectively refactor code
  • Benefits of pair programming
  • How to use pair programming everyday

Who Should Take This Course

  • Developers and testers looking for a clear introduction to TDD, refactoring, and pair programming will enjoy this course.

Course Requirements

  • Some interest in agile engineering practices
  • Understand the basics of agile software development

Table of Contents 


Lesson 1: Agile Engineering Practices
Understanding eXtreme programming (XP)

Lesson 2: Test Driven Development (TDD)
Development simulation
Understanding TDD
TDD cycle
Incremental design
Focus on simplicity
TDD simulation
Importance of failure
New tests

Lesson 3: Refactoring
What isn't refactoring
Getting started
Simulation I: Small program
Simulation II: Random pile of bricks

Lesson 4: Pair Programming
Examples of pairing
Simulation I: Pair draw
Simulation II: Poetry
Simulation III: Practice pairing

Lesson 5: Putting It All Together
Synergy of practices
Large simulation
Finding help



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