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Gerard Meszaros

Solution Frameworks Inc.
Gerard Meszaros is an independent software development consultant and trainer with 30+ years experience in software and over a decade of experience in agile methods. He is an expert in test automation patterns, refactoring of software and tests, and design for testability and has applied automated unit and acceptance testing on projects ranging from full-on eXtreme Programming to traditional waterfall development in wide range of industries. He is also a leading expert in the implementation and customization of agile methods such as Scrum, eXtreme Programming, Kanban, and Lean and has been one of the early proponents of including User/Usage Centered Design (UxD) practices on agile projects. He has been a frequent presenter of papers and tutorials at major conferences such as Agile 200x, ADP, LSSC, OOPSLA, JAOO, STAR and SD West/Best Practices. His book xUnit Test Patterns – Refactoring Test Code was published in May 2007 by Addison Wesley in the Martin Fowler Signature Series and won a Jolt Productivity Award in the Best Technical Book category. He is based near Calgary Canada and has worked and taught courses as far afield as China, India and Europe.