Phil is an Agile Software Developer from Glasgow, Scotland working for Simplaex, a startup in Berlin. He currently makes his living using Scala but over the last decade, he has worked with various different languages and technologies. Early in his career, he worked mainly on legacy systems where testing was pushed to the end of long build cycles and there was an emphasis on just getting things done. In this environment, regression is common place and support is a constant burden. This gave him a sense of the importance testing and a drive to learn more about it. Now a vocal advocate of test driven development and paired programming, Phil is working on finding the balance between being a test focused perfectionist and catering to the need of a busy startup business.