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Simon Brown's Enterprise Software Developer
This 4-day practical course is about building software within an enterprise environment in a structured, lightweight and pragmatic way. It covers the complete end-to-end software development process; from planning, gathering requirements and software architecture through to the effective use of source code control, automated unit testing, continuous integration and load testing. To find out more, please go here
Simon Brown's software architecture for developers
This course is about broadening your software development skills and has been designed to take full advantage of the technical knowledge that you already have. Simon Brown's software architecture development course will make you more 'architecturally aware', and will help you to build better software. It's about pragmatic and real-world software architecture rather than academic "ivory tower" software architecture and is presented by Simon Brown. To find out more, please go here
For a developer, deliberate practice means trying new things, trying old things with a view to making them fresh and trying to move from accidental practice to intentional discipline. Deliberate practice improves technical agility through increased self awareness.
- Evaluate and improve our test cases using Test-Driven Development
- Learn pairing and team skills by putting them into practice
- Identify blindspots in our own thinking, such as evaluating the quality of our own work
- Learn how to learn and how to unlearn through deliberate practice
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Practical Agile Testing with Janet Gregory
Janet Gregory's three day practical agile testing course demonstrates how testers can become valued agile team members, how they contribute to delivering a continuous stream of business value, and provides ways to overcome common cultural and logistical obstacles in transitioning to an agile development process. Janet Gregory's Practical Agile Testing course describes the values and principles that help testers adopt an Agile QA mindset, and how the whole team contributes to the success of any testing practices, including test automation. Find out more here
Gojko Adzic's Test Driven Development Workshop
Gojko Adzic's two day workshop on Test Driven Development (TDD) enables you to experience and learn test driven development by doing it. You will be immersed in a realistic TDD project, allowing you to learn the practices and principles of test driven development and try them out in practice. Through facilitated exercises and discussion, you will experience two days of working on an agile test-driven team. You will use and learn basic Test Driven Development practices including unit testing, refactoring and related agile practices such as continuous integration and pair programming. You will understand the reasons behind TDD and experience its benefits first-hand. By applying what you learn, you will be able to build quality into software from the start, design and develop systems fit for purpose and write code that is easy to maintain and evolve in the future. The is a completely hands-on workshop with coding straight from the start, interrupted by very short presentations to explain the practices and put things into a wider perspective. It is based on the very latest tools, current knowledge and ideas from the community. Find out more here