Derik Whittaker



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Upcoming Speaking Engagements

Just wanted to send a message out there to anyone that is going to be in the Raleigh/Durham area this week.  I will be giving 2 talks this week.  One at TriNug and another at the Raleigh Code Camp.  If you are in the area and want to stop by to heckle me, please do.

Info on the 2 sessions

TriNug - Taking your Tests to the next level with Mocks

This session will walk through the progression of testing with mocks.  We will learn how using mocks, and mocking out dependencies will increase the reliability of your tests. We will also learn why it is important to remove any dependencies that are out of your immediate scope.  We will do a quick overview of TDD using NUnit, but the crux of the session will be focused on mocking with RhinoMocks along with the StructureMap AutoMocking Container

Code Camp - Bending the Asp.Net MVC to do Your Bidding, the Virtues of Extensibility

Most frameworks only meet about 80% of our actual needs. This could be due to our unique business needs, because the framework has made some wrong assumptions, or because the framework has a different scope. Therefore, it is the wise framework that recognizes this and builds in extensibility points.
In this session we will learn how to bend the ASP.Net MVC framework to your will. The ASP.Net MVC framework was built with extensibility in mind. Almost every part of it is extensible, from the view engine to the controller factory to the routing engine. We will learn how to make use of the various extension points in the framework and make it do our bidding.

Hope to see everyone out there, both sessions should be great.  Even if you have no interest in hearing my MVC talk I encourage you to still attend the Code Camp as there will be great content.

Till next time,

Posted 11-09-2008 4:53 PM by Derik Whittaker


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