A quote from Aliaksandr Birukou, my shepherd that I want to add to the discussion here:
> Hello Markus,
> I read your paper and here are the first comments.
> First of all thank you for the interesting topic, I think testing is not very covered with patterns expressing best practices, so there is definitely a niche for patterns like yours.
I'll let this speak for itself.
On Fri, Apr 8, 2011 at 18:02, jennitta andrea <jennitta@...>
Markus is continuing to work on the pattern he started in the London/Berlin workshops. Is anyone else continuing to work on their patterns? Please share what you're working on, and how things are progressing.
This highlights the next question ... where are these patterns?
The Oct 2010 London/Berlin workshops (summarized in http://www.managing-expectations.com/?p=1326
) were an opportunity to learn about patterns, and to get (limited) experience writing and workshopping them. After the one day session, we came out with a handful of sketchy, rough drafts (we only had 45 minutes to write). We did not collect these patterns, and did not create a shared repository at that point.
The Feb 2011 Pleasanton workshop (artifacts posted in http://aaftt.agilealliance.org:8080/
) took a story-telling approach to mining for patterns, and we emerged with a number of 'pattlets' stored in the Convergence wiki. While it was very positive that we captured the results from this workshop, we learned that a wiki is not an ideal solution for what we are trying to achieve in the long term. We had preliminary discussions about what we need for a repository to support an open-source approach to developing the ATDD pattern language, and need to continue to take those discussions forward to support future workshops.
The great discussions triggered by Markus re: his pattern highlight the value the pattern initiative brings to the whole community.
(p.s. at the time of writing, the confluence wiki seems to be down - I've made inquiries, so hopefully it will be back up soon)
Dipl.-Inform. Markus Gärtner