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NDC is hosting an evening of parallel Meetups. 14 Meetup groups will be holding talks (see the complete program here). Venkat Subramaniam will be holding two talks for XP Meetup.
Impediments of Test Driven Development
Test driven development has some clear benefits and have a significant impact on the sustainability of agile development. Yet, it seems to be one of those practices that we all are willing to talk about, but not as willing to sincerely commit to. What are some of the reasons, what keeps us away from benefiting from this important practice. This highly interactive presentation will get into some of the main issues and we will explore some solutions that will help us address the major impediments.
Code Quality and Agile Development
We all have seen our share of bad code. We certainly have come across some good code as well. What are the characteristics of good code? How can we identify those? What practices can promote us to write and maintain more of those good quality code. This presentation will focus on this topic that has a major impact on our ability to be agile and succeed.
About the speaker
Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., and an instructional professor 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 a (co)author of multiple books, including the 2007 Jolt Productivity award winning book Practices of an Agile Developer. His latest book is Functional Programming in Java: Harnessing the Power of Java 8 Lambda Expressions. You can reach him by email at [masked] or on twitter at @venkat_s.