Workshop: Crafting Code

A session at JAX London 2015

Monday 12th October, 2015

9:00am to 5:00pm (GMT)

This workshop is designed to help developers write well-crafted code—code that is clean, testable, maintainable, and an expression of the business domain. The course is entirely hands-on, designed to teach developers practical techniques they can immediately apply to real-world projects.

Software Craftsmanship is at the heart of this course. Throughout, you will learn about the Software Craftsmanship attitude to development and how to apply it to your workplace.

Writing Clean Code is difficult. Cleaning existing code, even more so. You should attend if you want to:

Write clean code that is easy to understand and maintain
Become more proficient in Test-Driven Development (TDD): using tests to design and build your code base
Focus your tests and production code according to business requirements using Outside-In TDD (a.k.a. the London School of TDD)
Clean code necessitates good design. In the process of driving your code through tests, you will learn how to:

Understand design principles that lead to clean code
Avoid over-engineering and large rewrites by incrementally evolving your design using tests
Once you have an understanding of the principles at work, we will apply them to Legacy Code to help you gain confidence in improving legacy projects through testing, refactoring and redesigning.

The content will be:

TDD lifecycle and the Outside-In style of TDD
Writing unit tests that express intent, not implementation
Using unit tests as a tool to drive good design
Expressive code
Testing and refactoring Legacy Code
The course is fully hands-on and developers will be writing a lot of code. So this workshop is aimed at software developers that:

are familiar with at least one Object-Oriented language
are able to understand Java or C#
Legacy code exercise will be done in one of the following languages: Java, C#, PHP, Scala, or C++
can write and execute unit tests using a framework (such as JUnit, NUnit, etc.)
have a basic understanding of mock objects
Developers must:

bring their own laptops
have a development environment consisting of:

their favourite Object-Oriented language
a unit test framework
a mocking library
be able to create projects, build source code and run test cases in their development environment
In addition, a distributed version-control system such as Git is desirable.

About the speaker

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Sandro Mancuso

Software craftsman @codurance | author | speaker | founder of the London Software Craftsmanship Community | Book: http://goo.gl/b9EymU bio from Twitter

Software craftsman at Codurance, author, and founder of the London Software Craftsmanship Community (LSCC). Sandro has been coding since a very young age but only started his professional career in 1996. He has worked for startups, software houses, product companies, international consultancy companies, and investment banks.
During his career Sandro had the opportunity to work in a good variety of projects, with different languages, technologies, and across many different industries. Sandro has a lot of experience in bringing the Software Craftsmanship ideology and Extreme Programming practices to organisations of all sizes. Sandro is internationally renowned by his work on evolving and spreading Software Craftsmanship and is frequently invited to speak in many conferences around the world. His professional aspiration is to raise the bar of the software industry by helping developers become better at and care more about their craft.

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JAX London 2015

England England, London

12th14th October 2015

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Time 9:00am5:00pm GMT

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