Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Agile Boot Camp with Headspring Systems


Last week I attended Headsprings' Agile Boot Camp class taught by Matt Hinze.
Before the class I'd hear "Blah, Blah, Blah, Dependency Injection, Blah, Blah, Blah, Program to Abstractions, Blah, Blah, Blah, RhinoMocks, Blah, Blah, Blah, StructureMap, Blah, Blah, Blah, Inversion of Control. I had a vague idea of the concepts, but not how they fit together.

I struggled through the beginning of the course and then in the afternoon of the third day, the clouds parted, music swelled, and the pure sunshine of agile testing shone through and slapped my face.

I'll post another entry to give an overview of the concepts that struck me most. The labs were the perfect length, not too long as to be too time consuming, but technical enough to show the concept succinctly. I highly recommend the course if you are interested in bringing your skills to the next level.


1 comment:

TrueWill said...

RhinoMocks and StructureMap have value, but are not the only games in town. Please consider Moq as an alternative if you find RhinoMocks difficult.

I like Microsoft's Unity, but StructureMap seems to be a very nice container framework as well.