Software is complex stuff. This is something that has been appreciated and contemplated since the 70s. This thought and the subsequent principles, practices and patterns come in and out of favour in the main stream but the core philosophies remain: to ensure maintainable and verifiable code that is as easy as possible to change in the future. We want to start a usergroup for the West Midlands area that provides a forum to explore these principles.

Due to the nature of our background the group will be .Net focussed but tool/framework agnostic. The tools and frameworks are convenient when implementing solutions with these principles in mind but we feel it is the principles themselves we must appreciate to be truly effective developers.

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  • April 3 · 7:00 PM

    An Evening of Code Katas

    6 Coders

    We will pair up and do a code kata chosen on the night by the group.  You can code in whatever exotic language you like as long as you can find someone to pair with!
  • March 6 · 7:00 PM

    From Scenarios to Tests

    3 Coders

    Last month we looked at User Stories; this month we will create Scenarios and investigate how we can use them to test our business requirements.  Bring a laptop and we... Learn more
  • February 6 · 7:00 PM

    Writing User Stories and Scenarios

    12 Coders | 4.00 4.004 | 1 Photo

    We are going to discover ways in which we can convert the requirements in a Business user's head into something that developers can start coding from.  Along the way, we... Learn more
  • January 16 · 7:00 PM

    Hands On: Mocking Practice and Theory

    8 Coders | 4.50 4.504

    Mocking is one of the least understood, most poorly executed and contentious activities that we can undertake in .Net.  In this session, Ian Russell will help you to... Learn more
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