Clare Sudbery

Made Tech Software Consultancy

Software Delivery (A) 2020
Software Delivery (A)
Friday 15.15 - 16.00

Session type: Lecture

How to Stop Testing and Break Your Code Base

Do you code on your own? When you do, do you write unit tests? Do you agree that there are benefits to using test-driven development?

Recently, I asked a friend to pair with me on a personal project because my testing strategy was getting lax. I stopped testing for bad reasons, but started again for good ones. The experience has allowed me to demonstrate in practice the impact it can have on your code base when you don’t test, and also when you do. This talk, based on simple practical examples, will explain exactly why unit tests, a TDD approach and pairing can make all the difference to your code.


Clare is a lead consultant developer with Made Tech. She is a maths graduate with 20 years of software engineering experience, and a particular interest in teaching and mentoring; encouraging more women into IT; and banishing impostor syndrome.

Seven years ago she returned to IT with a sigh of relief after a few years as a high school maths teacher. Since then she has embraced all things XP. She is on a mission to awaken the inner geek in clever women (and men) everywhere.

Clare is a published novelist, and regularly blogs at technology and She loves her job.


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