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The Colorado Springs Open Source Software Meetup Group Monthly Meetup

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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

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.

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.

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