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Not writing code, being a good dev & code generation
My job as a software engineer is not to write code - Andrew Murphy Many software engineers are lead into the false assumption that we are hired to write code. This talk challenges that perception and discusses the real reason we are paid to turn up to work every day. Am I a Good Developer? - Emad Alashi "Am I a Good Developer?" is a question, I believe, we asked ourselves at least once in our lifetime as developers. In the pursuit of becoming better developers, we try to assess ourselves, but that's not an easy task! In this session I will share with you my views on what it means to be a good developer, how to become one, and the pitfalls we might fall in this pursuit. Not a story the Jedi would tell you: CodeGen on .NET - Reuben Bond Underpinning so many of the libraries and frameworks that we take for granted is a heavy reliance on code generation. In this talk, we will discuss code generation on .NET. We'll cover the pros and cons of different approaches for code gen, including Expression Trees, IL, and syntax generation with Roslyn, and we'll look at some real world examples Data Generation Made Easy - Marcus Denny A look at some useful techniques for generating “random” test data in a refactoring-friendly way.

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    This is the Melbourne chapter of The Australian Alt.Net Community.

    We meet on the last Tuesday of every month at 6pm.

    The Australian Alt.Net Community is a self-organizing, ad-hoc community of developers bound by a desire to improve ourselves, challenge assumptions, and help each other pursue excellence in the practice of software development, obviously with a strong emphasis on development using the Microsoft.NET platform.

    Though the name might suggest otherwise we are not looking for alternatives to Microsoft or .NET, nor are we in any way Anti-Microsoft.

    The "Alt" in Alt.Net comes from the fact that we are always looking at alternatives to see if we can learn better ways of doing things, no matter where that alternative might come from, and incorporate it into our practice in the .NET world. So if it's something new from Microsoft, that's great - if it's an approach from the open source world or an alternate language or somewhere else entirely then that's even better!

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