BRDNUG Meeting: March 11, 2020 (Louisiana Technology Park)

March .NET User Group Meeting

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Louisiana Technology Park Room 301, 7117 Florida Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70806 (map)

Sponsored By: Emergent Method
Emergent Method is a Louisiana-based management consulting firm focused on helping companies and organizations innovate, grow, improve their performance, and achieve their missions.

Main Presentation:

TDD With No Tears

George Mauer

Unit testing is hard to get right. Are you testing too much? Too little? How do you write tests that aren’t a waste of time? Isn’t testing supposed to enable refactoring? Then why do they seem to be in the way? What’s this BDD thing I keep hearing about? Do we need to learn yet another tool?

This talk goes into the philosophy behind unit testing in general and test-driven development in particular. Discuss how to keep things simple yet useful and showcase a strategy for writing tests that achieve our goals without wasting anybody’s time.

George Mauer is a software developer, speaker, teacher, writer, and comedian with an interest in the various techniques that can make software simple, extensible, and communicative. He has worked in software consulting in all sorts of positions for over a decade. He is currently CTO at the Operation Spark code school in New Orleans. He mentors with Operation Code (unrelated), writes, teaches, and speaks regularly on Javascript, C#, testing, interviewing, etc at conferences, usergroups, and to his cat (singular – the other one won’t listen).

5:30 pm – 5:45 pm: General Introduction/Food and Drinks
5:45 pm – 7:15 pm: Presentations
7:15 pm – until: Open forum for questions

Louisiana Technology Park (map)
7117 Florida Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Phone: 225-218-1100