Category: Meetup

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Camille Bell: Why is there a bias against COBOL developers?

COBOL isn’t new and cutting edge. Most developers want to work in what’s new and cutting edge and think those who work in languages like COBOL are old fashioned. Prior to Dave Nicolette‘s open source COBOL unit testing tools, Cobol Unit; it was nearly impossible to practice TDD, and other agile technical practices, because the…
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[Recap] Dave Nicolete’s Modern Mainframes for 2021

We’d like to thank Dave for leading us through mainframe development including a hands on demonstration of test driving Cobol with cobol check using VSCode.

[Upcoming] Crash Course into Test Driven Development in C# Part 2

Back due to popular demand, come join with us.

[Recap and Video] Stop Obsessing About Primitives with Ted M. Young

How do you make your code more testable? One way is to make your classes smaller, so that they’re more directly testable. An easy way to do this is to look for the Primitive Obsession code smell and create new classes that better represent your domain than plain old integers and Strings. Then the magic happens: you’ll see behavior that’s spread throughout your codebase is Feature Envy, another code smell, and the new class will pull in that behavior, providing a better abstraction and an easier way to test it.

Livestream Recap : Contract Driven Development with Bryan Finster

Everyone knows that dependencies make coding hard, but what if it didn’t need to be difficult. Learn how Contract Driven Development works!

Meetup Recap : Characterization Tests with Nathan Carver

This will change, how you change legacy code, forever.

The Code Interview

The Code Interview is a prerecord, hyper focused, sub 15-minute conversation between two people. If we increase the knowledge of the coders consuming the media and elevate the facilitation skill set of the rotating interviewer; we’ll call it a win – and keep doing it.

A (Virtual) Lean Coffee to Elevate Others

“Ask a Seasoned Developer,” will be more structured (Virtual) Lean Coffee. The community will select a pair of seasoned developers to moderate the discussion and provide structure to ensure the conversations remain focused.

The Sparrow Deck: Code Pattern Recognition with Camille Bell

What a wonderful meetup. We would like to thank Camille Bell for presenting such a fun and engaging topics. In case you missed the May 28th 2020 stream, here’s a video out of it.

CompareTo FizzBuzz on Azure vs Google Functions

First, we want to thank Gugu and Bryce for the awesome presentation and lean coffee. If you missed it, here’s the video May 14th 2020 of it.