Slaying Software Zombies with LLMs (and Lesser Incantations)

talk time TBD

Code is organic: it grows and rots with neglect. So does the associated “meta-code” - like docs, tests, configurations, and requirements. This is fertile soil for Zombies, a horde of which can seriously disrupt the software development process.

In this talk, we'll explore how automated testing strategies can be used to identify and minimize drift in meta-code. Techniques of yore - such as Behaviour-Driven Development and Living Documentation - are resuscitated before your eyes using the arcane magic of Large Language Models (LLMs). Limitations / good targets for application are discussed in the context of the author's experience.

And if you act now, we'll throw in two other hyphenated proper nouns (Provider-Driven Contracts and Example-Based Requirements) for free!