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Agile & Test Driven Development: The Ampersand Commerce Approach

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A presentation to University of Manchester Computer Science graduates about how Ampersand Commerce approaches Agile and Test Driven Development. Also, information about our graduate programme for software engineers

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  • 1. Hello. Nice ToMeet You.Darryl Adie, Managing Director @DarrylAdieIain Hubbard, Development Manager @iainhubbardJoseph McDermott, Senior Developer @Joseph_McD

2. Were AnOpen SourceEcommerceAgency.We help enterprise businesses develop& improve ecommerce operationsusing open source software 3. About Us. Founded in 2008 Located in the Northern Quarter, Manchester Magento Gold Solution Partner Technical agency focused on Magento Enterprise Team of 25 peopleFeatured Customers 4. What We Do. 5. What Weve Done. 6. We UseMagento.Magento is an open-sourceecommerce solution, writtenin PHP with a MySQL database 7. What Is It. Open source eCommerce platform Written in PHP using Zend Framework MySQL database MVC Its free! (well some of it) Everything you need to sell online Modular architecture 8. Agile Development. 9. What Is It. Umbrella term for several iterative and incremental software developmentmethodologies Extreme Programming (XP) Kanban (development) Lean software development Scrum 10. What Is It Trying To Solve. Waterfall Improved customer feedback Rapid adjustment to change Make the development process less opaque Give the client what they want Shines a light into the black hole of development 11. What Does It Struggle With. Safety critical systems Fixed cost development Inflexible contracts 12. Agile Development For Us. 13. What Did We Do. Single delivery date to unveil project to client Client feedback gathered at the end of the project Development tasks all share the same deadline 14. What We Do Now. Multiple delivery dates to unveil project progress to client Client feedback gathered after each delivery date Development tasks split into sprints Daily internal scrum 15. TDD. 16. Why Test At All. Reduces bugs in production code Saves you time Bugs found at development time are easier and cheaper to fix Less time spent on maintenance Easier to change and refactor code Unit Testing can improve the design of code A measure of completion Encourages simpler design 17. Why Not TDD. Based on the assumption that everybody fully understands the system Requires a large amount of up front design Requires the client to know exactly what they want 18. TDD For Us. 19. What Did We Do. Nothing 20. What We Do Now. Continuous integration triggered with every commit You break it you fix it (with the escape goat for company) Aim for high percentage code coverage Write tests as early as possible with each task Unit vs Feature tests 21. The complexity created bya programmer is in inverseproportion to their ability tohandle [email protected] 22. Our Graduate Programme. 23. Since 2011:Weve hired 100% of internsAll of them are still with usMagento Certified within 3 months 24. ValentinoCristianDanielSoftware Engineers.CV Deadline: 9 Aug Start date: 16 Sep Basic Requirements Object-oriented programming and design skills Attention to detail! Demonstrable programming ability Desirable Skills PHP MVC SQL Linux/Unix jQuery, Prototype or other Javascript experienceLast yearsgrads sayhello. 25. Software Engineers.CV Deadline: 9 Aug Start date: 16 SepApply: http://ampersandcommerce.com/careers/graduates/ 26. (PS. Wed be your bosses)Say hello on [email protected]@[email protected] 27. ThankYouTweet us @AmpersandHQLearn more ampersandcommerce.com

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