As a reminder, please RSVP
for the April Java User Group
meeting on April 8th
. This month, our group will be taking a 'field trip'
downtown, where the meeting will be hosted by LeanDog
at their unique facility (in the old Hornblowers resturant).
1151 North Marginal Road
Cleveland, OH, 44114
(Next to the USS Cod, Burke Lakefront Airport)
Our topic will be Test Driven Development & Refactoring
. From Wikipedia: Test-driven development (TDD) is a software development technique that uses short development iterations based on pre-written test cases that define desired improvements or new functions. Each iteration produces code necessary to pass that iteration's tests. Finally, the programmer or team refactors the code to accommodate changes. A key TDD concept is that preparing tests before coding facilitates rapid feedback changes. Note that test-driven development is a software design method, not merely a method of testing.
The staff at LeanDog have several years of experience assisting Java development teams adopt agile practices, including TDD. In addition, LeanDog has taught TDD concepts and practices for the past five years for both Java and C++. This presentation will review some of the key concepts from their course and end with observations and experiences from coaching engagements.
Speaker bio forthcoming.
Meeting begins at 5:30PM (food/drinks/networking), followed by the TDD session at 6:15PM.
Hope to see you there!