Gerard Meszaros is an independent software development consultant and trainer with 30+ years experience in software and over a decade of experience in agile methods. He started doing eXtreme Programming in 2000 and quickly discovered that close attention to test craftsmanship was essential to keep the cost of change low. He described his key learnings in his book: “xUnit Test Patterns – Refactoring Test Code”, which was published in May 2007 by Addison Wesley in the Martin Fowler Signature Series and it won a Jolt Productivity Award in the Best Technical Book category. Since then he has turned his attention to applying the same concepts to organizing the automated acceptance tests as executable examples. He is based near Calgary, Canada and has coached teams and taught courses as far afield as China, India and Europe. He is also the CTO of FeedXL.com which provides a web based diet optimization tool for horse nutrition.
Gerard has a BSC (Hons) in Computer Science from the University of Manitoba.
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- Example-Driven Architecture – Moving Beyond The Fragile Test Problem Once And For All - Gerard Meszaros, 2014 Technical Paper, Abstract, Paper, Slides