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Presenter First: Organizing Complex GUI Applications for Test-Driven Development

Presented by
Presented at
, Brian Harleton (X-Rite), Greg Pattinson (Burke Porter Machinery), Curt Stienstra (Burke Porter Machinery)
Agile 2006
June 1, 2006
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Agile 2006
June 2006

Presenter First (PF) is a technique for organizing source code and development activities to produce fully tested GUI applications from customer stories using test-driven development. The three elements of Presenter First are a strategy for how applications are developed and tested, a variant on the Model View Presenter (MVP) design pattern, and a particular means of composing MVP triads. Presenter tests provide an economical alternative to automated GUI system tests. We have used Presenter First on projects ranging in size from several to a hundred MVP triads. This paper describes MVP creation, composition, scaling, and the tools and process we use. An example C# application illustrates the application of the Presenter First technique.