“Emily’s talks on Clean Code gave us a big push towards Software Craftsmanship. Her lightning talks followed by provoking questions stirred up many interesting discussions."

Arnulf Krokeide, Software Architect, Confirmit, Oslo

"I had the great pleasure to assist Emily to arrange JDojo@Gbg Coding Dojo meetings. She's an excellent facilitator, perfectly balancing the level of tutoring and stepping back to let the participants "learn by doing". 

Fredrik Wendt, co-organizer of JDojo@Gbg

“When I have been asking about feedback around this Coding Dojo course, people are very satisfied. They think that everyone in the house should have to take it. Really valuable.”

Martin Andersson, Manager, Software Engineering at Jeppesen

I brought in Emily to work with the team on issues around Clean Code, Test Driven Development and Refactoring. Her presentation of the material was always very professional and the structure of the sessions allowed for a lot of interaction and reflection. The feedback from the participants has always been very positive.

Isak Styf, Software Team Leader at Markem-Imaje

I liked "The Coding Dojo Handbook" a lot. It was not too long, very to the point and practical.

-- Anders Schau Knatten, Developer, Oslo

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XP2014

Date: 
May 2014
Location: 
Rome, Italy
Type: 
Conference

Two workshops and an experience report at XP2014

Software Craftsmanship Conference at Bletchley Park

Author: 
Coding Is Like Cooking

I was recently at the Software Craftsmanship Conference at Bletchley Park in the UK. This is a one-day conference for software developers, attended by around 150 programmers. All proceeds from the event go to support Bletchley Park, which is of historical interest to programmers in particular – the site where Alan Turing and others cracked the enigma code in the 2nd world war. It was the fifth time this conference has been run, and the first time I attended. Read more »

Brewing Agile Conference

Date: 
November 2013
Location: 
Göteborg, Sweden
Type: 
Conference

Talk "Software Craftsmanship: essential to Agility or unnecessary vanity?"

Software Craftsmanship conference

Date: 
October 2013
Location: 
Bletchley Park, UK
Type: 
Conference

Leading workshop "Outside-In, with or without mocks?"

Test Doubles Quiz

Author: 
Coding Is Like Cooking

Last week I created a little quiz  and put a link to it on Twitter. I was interested to see whether the terminology around Test Doubles has standardized on Gerard Meszaro’s definitions, from his book “xUnit Test Patterns“, and I thought my twitter followers (I have over 1000 now!) might be able to tell me. Read more »

OOP - Software Meets Business

Date: 
February 2014
Location: 
Munich, Germany
Type: 
Conference

Workshop and talk

Approval Testing

Author: 
Coding Is Like Cooking

I blogged a while back about “Text-Based testing”, which is a variant of Test-Driven Development that I’ve used quite a bit. My husband, Geoff Bache, is developing several tools to support this style of development. Read more »

An introduction to Array Languages

Author: 
Coding Is Like Cooking

Last week I was in Oxford at “Iverson College”, which is a conference on the topic of Array Language Programming. There were about 25 programmers there, most of whom are expert in one or more of APL, J, K, or Q. It’s not my usual comfort zone, put it that way! I’m fairly competent with a number of programming languages, notably Python and Java, but nothing I know is really much like these array languages. It’s been a huge culture shock, but in a good way, I think. Read more »

Testers: Lean Startup ideas are coming your way!

Author: 
Coding Is Like Cooking

A while back, Gojko Adzic published this article “Redefining Software Quality” and I think it’s pretty insightful, pointing out that we often expend a lot of effort ensuring quality at lower levels of the pyramid, when we should perhaps be investing higher up. Read more »

DevCon 2013

Date: 
September 2013
Location: 
Karlskrona, Sweden
Type: 
Talk and workshop

Talk and workshop