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J. B. (Joe) Rainsberger is the President and Founder of Diaspar Software Services, a software consulting and development firm in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Diaspar Software specializes in Agile Software Development on the Java platform.
Joe has completed the book _JUnit Recipes_, ISBN 1932394230 , published by Manning in August 2004.
Joe enjoys public speaking and writing. He enjoys making contact with all the nice people around the world that help promote his work. Thanks!
I worked on a project with Toyota Canada Inc., which began as an XP project coached by MikeBowler. The corporate environment was not well-suited to XP, even though the project's planning and technical needs made XP an obvious choice. I estimate that we worked as an XP project for almost three months before we started slowly abandoning the XP practices, one by one. While I worked with Toyota, we stopped pair programming, stand-up meetings and collaborative design. Just after I left the project, automated unit testing was stopped. Although the overall experience was not positive, I learned a great deal about XP.
In response to complaints about the scarcity of tutorials on JavaUnit, I wrote one in 2001, which I didn't understand at the time acted as a precursor to JUnit Recipes.
I spent six months doing "XP for One" at IBM's Toronto Lab. I was the only member of my team and my manager helped with the planning. My technical customers were other developers working on my product, WebSphere Commerce. I described my experience in another presentation located on my web site.
I contributed regularly the JavaUnit mailing list from 2000 until approximately 2007.