May's NodeUpNorth

"Should it?": Why we have got this BDD thing wrong - and how to do it right!

May 28th at Salem Chapel, Leeds

For May's NodeUpNorth we welcome Richard McIntyre, a freelance developer with a wide range of programming language skills. Richard joins us to share and discuss a tool he had a hand in creating. Over to Richard for a quick overview of this evening's content:

"At a major broadcaster where I have been working we have invested heavily in BDD. Dev's are trained in it, the business promotes it, time is given to us to be able to focus on it. Even so we have made many mistakes. Our Cucumber builds can take hours, tests get forgotten are hard to maintain and break often.

But still having well documented feature files that show visibility of test coverage is still important. We solved this by creating our own BDD tool called "Should It?"

Built on Node.JS that will work with any technology and programming language you have written your tests in."


From 7pm on Wednesday 20th April 2014.


aql, Salem Chapel, 11-15 Hunslet Road, LS10 1JQ


Simply RSVP on our Meetup page.


This event is brought to you courtesy of our partners and sponsors:

  • aql - provide our meeting space in Salem Chapel
  • Conex - provide prizes and pay the bar bill
  • First 10 - organise the meetings and speakers and pay for the food.


Once more we'll have some Github Community provided promo codes for Github Micro plans.

Please note the group is intended for developers looking to expand their knowledge in a recruiter free zone only so whilst interest from recruitment consultants is nice we have a no recruiters policy.

Mark Skeet

Mark Skeet

I'm Head of Technical at First 10 Digital and I also organise the NodeUpNorth meetings with the lovely Sarah from Conex!

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