Sunday, March 8, 2009

Conversation with David Chelimsky

During my second tour through Chicago, I got the opportunity again to spend a couple days with David Chelimsky. Due to some timing issues with his project, we didn't have a tremendous amount of time to pair on work stuff, but we wrote some great stuff for RSpec (custom matcher DSL rocks). We finally had time to sit down and have a brief conversation on the morning I left. David had some ideas on open source projects and in-person pair-programming. It is early, before our first coffee, so you can tell we are a bit tired. David has some very interesting insights into his work on maintaining the open-source BDD framework, RSpec.

David's book, The RSpec Book, is in beta at The Pragmatic Bookshelf. I'm working my way through it, so I can say that it is a great tutorial on using RSpec and Cucumber (and other tools) to develop software.

In case you missed it, here is the first discussion we had back in December. We talked about testing, spec-first development and some other thoughts.


Talk with David Chelimsky (February 2009) from Corey Haines on Vimeo.