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Microsoft Dev Boston meeting on 9/8/2011: “Top 10 Mistakes in Unit Testing”


First off, I’d like to let you know that Beantown .NET is getting a name change.  The new name is “Microsoft Dev Boston” and the new website is www.devboston.org.   We’ll also be transitioning away from the manual email blasts over the next few months and doing everything through Meetup.com. 

So what does this mean for you?  Well, all you have to do is go to www.devboston.org and join the group using your Facebook or Meetup.com username.  Done and done. 

Our first meeting as Microsoft Dev Boston is going to be on Thursday, September 8, 2011.  I’ll be presenting my “Top 10 Mistakes in Unit Testing” talk. 

If you’d like to attend the meeting, please RSVP via the website (www.devboston.org) or by email at devboston@benday.com by 3pm on the day of the meeting.


When: Thursday, 9/8/2011, 6p – 8p
Microsoft NERD
1 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA
Directions: http://microsoftcambridge.com/About/Directions/tabid/89/Default.aspx
Parking: Paid parking is available in 1 Memorial Drive. 

Title: Top 10 Mistakes in Unit Testing

In this session we review the top 10 ways you can cause unit testing to fail to work for your project. From readability problems and lack of trust to mock object abuse and semi-integration testing — these gotchas can save you lots of time, sweat, and tears on your current and next projects.

Benjamin Day is a consultant and trainer specializing in software development best practices using Microsoft’s development tools with an emphasis on Silverlight, Team Foundation Server, Windows Azure, and Scrum. He is a Microsoft Visual Studio ALM MVP, a certified Scrum trainer via Scrum.org, and a speaker at conferences such as TechEd and VSLive. When not developing software, Ben likes to hang out with his wife and cats, play jazz piano, and geek out on all things food. He can be contacted via www.benday.com and blog.benday.com.

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