Silicon Valley Code Camp : October 3rd and 4th, 2009

Ted Young

Spiral Learning, LLC
About Ted
Java Trainer and Coding Coach, specializing in Java, Spring, Object-Oriented Programming, and TDD. Create and deliver customized learning experiences for developers.
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Speaking Sessions

  • Agile: Inspect and Adapt

    1:15 PM Saturday   Room: Hearthside Lounge
    Updated from the popular 2008 session! Hear the nitty-gritty day-to-day details about how one development group became Agile by incrementally adopting various practices, inspecting them to see what worked, and changing things that didn't. You'll see pictures of the team's physical environment (cards, charts, seating, etc.), along with how an "iteration" is run. Find out how the Agile success spread throughout the company and how each team adopted and adapted the processes to fit their particular needs. Come hear the specifics about what worked, what didn't work, and what we'd change if we had to do it again.

  • Make Assertions Fun with FEST

    5:15 PM Saturday   Room: 4204
    FEST-Assert not only has a fluent API to make writing JUnit and TestNG tests easier, but with custom assertions and conditions, your test code becomes easier to read and to write. This session assumes you've worked with the JUnit and/or TestNG unit test frameworks for Java.

  • Building Better Tests

    3:30 PM Sunday   Room: Hearthside Lounge
    Improved from last year's very popular session! How the "builder" pattern and the use of chained method calls (fluent API) helped us vastly improve our Java unit tests by making them easier to read, write, and perform faster. Our test engineers now use the same infrastructure, allowing them to write functional UI tests even before the UI is done. As a by-product, builders helped our sales and demo teams create complex sample data quickly and easily. This session assumes that you're already familiar with writing JUnit tests.