The Colorado Springs Open Source Software Meetup Group Monthly Meetup

  • August 30, 2012 · 6:00 PM
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AGENDA
6:00 - 6:30 PM - Food, Drinks & Networking
6:30 - 6:35 PM - Announcements
6:35 - 8:40 PM - TDD Workshop
8:40 - 8:55 PM - Door Prize Drawings

MAIN TOPIC ABSTRACT
Test Driven Design and Development Workshop

"Unit testing is more an act of design than an act of verification" we've heard. That's true, but its not that simple. We all want to create simple design, but the act of creating such a design is not that simple. There's a lot more involved than simply writing tests first. In this interactive session we will take a small problem, explore some design options. Then using tests, and some core principles, we'll arrive at an alternate design. We will compare and contrast the designs we considered and see how a test driven approach can in fact influence better design.


MAIN SPEAKER BIOGRAPHY
Venkat Subramaniam

Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., and an adjunct faculty at the University of Houston.

He has trained and mentored thousands of software developers in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia, and is a regularly-invited speaker at several international conferences. Venkat helps his clients effectively apply and succeed with agile practices on their software projects.

Venkat is the author of ".NET Gotchas," the coauthor of 2007 Jolt Productivity Award winning "Practices of an Agile Developer," the author of "Programming Groovy: Dynamic Productivity for the Java Developer" and "Programming Scala: Tackle Multi-Core Complexity on the Java Virtual Machine" (Pragmatic Bookshelf). His latest book is "Programming Concurrency on the JVM: Mastering synchronization, STM, and Actors.


OUR SPONSORS
Website Sponsor:Homeland Security Careers
Food Sponsor: TEKSystems
Door Prize Sponsors:Jetbrains - Software license (Several products to choose from)
Book Sponsor:OReilly Publishing - Technical books

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent speaker; really motivated me to give TDD a try—and to great success so far.

    September 1, 2012

  • John I. Adams

    I believe this was one of the best, if not the best, meetings I have attended. I am very interested in Test Driven Development (TDD). I only wished there was more time with Dr. Venkat Subramaniam. His presentation was very good and which led to a lot of worth while discussions.

    August 31, 2012

  • LifeIsShort

    Great!

    August 30, 2012

Our Sponsors

  • HSC Careers

    HSC Careers pays for our web page on meetup.com.

  • TEKSystems

    TEKSystems is one of our quarterly food sponsors.

  • CA Technologies

    Quarterly food sponsor.

  • Apex Systems

    Apex Systems is sponsoring food and drinks once a quarter for the group.

  • OReilly

    OReilly provides discounts and book door prizes for our monthly meetings

  • Atlassian

    Atlassian provides free software licenses for Open Source projects.

  • JetBrains

    JetBrains supplies a free license for a door prize for our group monthly

  • Pearson Education (Books)

    35% off books USERGROUP 40% off 2 Products IUG240 45% off Digital IUGD45

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