Dave Astels is a software consultant and advocate of agile software development.
Astels has written on extreme programming and test-driven development. Astels is a contributor to the RSpec behaviour-driven development framework.
Astels has an M.S. in computer science from the University of Calgary.
- Extreme Programming: A Practical Guide. with Granville Miller and Miroslav Novak, Prentice Hall, 2002. ISBN 0-13-067482-6.
- "Test-Driven Development: A Practical Guide", Prentice Hall, 2003, ISBN 0-13-101649-0.