Great news! Oren Eini, author of Rhino Mocks and contributor to the Castle Project and NHibernate, is coming to the UK and will be taking time out to come down to Bristol for The .NET Developer Network. Oren will be presenting two subjects:-
- "Producing Production Quality Software" - Working software is no longer the only thing that we need to produce. We need to create a software system that has a chance of surviving in the cruel world of production system, outside the clean room and sterile environment of development and QA. Understanding bottlenecks in the system, preventing cascading failures and recovery strategies have ceased being the problems of the very high end players. With the cost of system downtime being measures in $$$/second, this is an area we have to consider all the way. In this talk we will cover how we can map common weaknesses in the system design, preemptively protect ourselves from them, and produce software systems that can withstand the real world hostile environment.
- "Interaction based testing with Rhino Mocks" - Beyond the simplest scenarios, all objects had collaborators that they work with. This flies in the face of testing objects in isolation. This is the problem that mock objects were created to solve. In this talk you will learn what mock objects are, how to utilize them and best practices on when / how to utilize them. Rhino Mocks is a mock objects framework for .Net whose core goals are to let the developer rely on the compiler work well with refactoring tools.
Also there will be a grok talk on jQuery by Chris Myhill. This is particularly relevant since Microsoft announced that jQuery will be included with all Visual Studio releases from here on including ASP.NET MVC.
For more details on the event and to sign up go to http://www.dotnetdevnet.com/Meetings/tabid/54/EntryID/26/Default.aspx.