SoftwareGR Presents Carlus Henry: Confessions of a Test Driven Developer-holic

Tuesday October 29th, 2019

6:00 - 8:00 PM

Atomic Object, 1034 Wealthy St. SE, Grand Rapids

 

Summary

Test Driven Development is an industry accepted best practice. It gives developers confidence in the software that they write by promising both requirement fulfilling products as well as simpler designs. Who could ever argue against it’s merits?

For years I have been an advocate of Test Driven Development - to the point where I have been called of being a Test Driven Developer-holic. Not only did I drink the Kool-Aid, I also served it to minors.

Despite it’s merits, there is a dark underbelly to Test Driven Development. Exhausted of ignoring this underbelly, I have committed a number of sins against the Test Driven Developer community.

During this talk, I will share my confession of where almost two decades of professional software development has lead me and my current position on this topic

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About carlus

Carlus Henry has been working in the Software Industry for over 19 years. Through that experience, he has been a Software Developer, Technical Team Lead and Entrepreneur. He has given many talks in the Grand Rapids Area and beyond. Most recently he has been focusing on Continuous Integration / Deployment pipelines and .NET development. He is happily married to his wife for 19 years and has 6 beautiful children - 3 boys and 3 girls that keep him extremely busy.

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