Yearly Archives: 2012


Speaking in Falmouth and Edinburgh in September

Not quite as far apart as you can get on the British mainland, but not far off! I'll be speaking at: Agile on the Beach in Falmouth on 7 September 2012 Lean Agile Scotland in Edinburgh on 21/22 September 2012 If you'd like a 10% discount for the L...
By |August 13th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Building examples collaboratively using business language

It is with some trepidation that I write this. Brian Marick is one of the original signatories of the Agile Manifesto and has been saying wise things about software development for almost as long as I’ve been writing software. I follow him on Twit...
By |August 1st, 2012|Uncategorized|1 Comment

[Still] No Silver Bullet

I promised to publish my analysis of the survey that I conducted at the beginning of the year and, in a way, I have. The "Common Objections To TDD" slide deck that I posted on Slide Share contains a breakdown of the responses with some graphical r...
By |July 28th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

“Common Objections to TDD” coming to Agile North 2012

If you missed my talk at ACCU 2012, you now have another chance. I'll be presenting it at Agile North (Preston) on June 29th. There is a chance that it will be recorded, which would be great, because the slide deck doesn't really work on its own.
By |May 14th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

“Common objections to TDD” slide deck, now uploaded

Last week I presented my session at ACCU 2012 to a packed audience in an overheated room. Here is the slide deck
By |May 1st, 2012|Uncategorized|2 Comments

TDD Survey now closed

Thanks to all of you who contributed to the survey. I now have quite a bit of work collating your input, which I hope to finish before the end of April. I'll then blog the results. I'll also be presenting a session on "Objections To TDD" at the AC...
By |April 1st, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

HomePlug non-interoperability

TL;DR; Homeplug devices can be a great way to network your house, but they may not all interoperate smoothly. Like many people I live in a house that was built before networks were an essential part of family life. A common solution is WiFi, but t...
By |February 4th, 2012|Uncategorized|5 Comments

Singleton, Design Patterns and Pattern Languages

Singleton has been a thorn in the side of proponents of design patterns ever since it saw the light of day in the GoF book. I recently came across this short presentation I wrote on the subject of Design Patterns in general and Singleton (and its ...
By |January 26th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

TDD Survey goes live

Last night my TDD Survey form went live at It's a very basic, free-text form, designed to gather reasons why more people don't practice TDD. After all, TDD is one of the foundational agile practices th...
By |January 4th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments