[GNHLUG] [DLSLUG-Announce] RSpec and Behaviour Driven Development - DLSLUG Monthly Meeting - September 4th

Bill McGonigle bill at bfccomputing.com
Thu Aug 21 20:20:43 EDT 2008


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               Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Linux User Group
                        http://dlslug.org/
               a chapter of GNHLUG - http://gnhlug.org
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The next regular monthly meeting of the DLSLUG will be held:

                  Thursday, September 4th, 7-9PM
at:               Dartmouth College, Room TBA

                  All are welcome, free of charge.

                              Agenda

7:00  Sign-in, networking

7:15  Introductory remarks

7:20  RSpec and Behaviour Driven Development, a.k.a, Battle of the
       Testing Frameworks, Vol. II: "Aim For Brevity, But Avoid Jargon"
         presented by Ari Brown

       BDD is the new buzzword that everyone and their Mom is handing
       out like they're running for office. But what exactly IS BDD?
       BDD is Behavior Driven Development, and it's ALL about
       describing how your application works, as opposed to testing
       individual methods. But BDD isn't a religion, it's more of a
       clothing line and our model for the runway is RSpec - testing
       not only Ruby code, but also Java! Expect to see awesome, and
       don't even bother wearing socks. They'll just get blown off.

       Ari Stuart Brown is a Ruby aficionado and programming language
       enthusiast. He actively uses Ruby and wishes he used Haskell and
       D more often than he does.  He is an avid Rails programmer and
       active committer to the Rubinius VM for Ruby. His current work
       is Todos, a personal planner on MDMX + Caffeine. Ari's current
       brain child is a computer conference set for this April. He is
       16 years old and a student at the local Hanover High School. He
       also is a NOLS alumnus.


8:50  Roundtable Exchange - where the attendees can make
         announcements or ask a linux/oss question of the group.

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                          Refreshments

       Refreshments this month will be sponsored by the Girl
       Scouts of America. Yes'm, cookies. Who's getting milk?

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