March 22, 2006

Dayton .NET Developers Group meeting, Jim Holmes' Open Source Test Tools Presentation, and more

I just got home from the Dayton .NET Developer's Group March meeting. Jim Holmes gave a great presentation on Open Source Test Tools including NUnit, MBUnit, Fitnesse, Rhino.Mock, ZaneBug and Watir.  It was a great presentation and if you get a chance to see it at some other venue, I highly recommend you do so.

I was also pleased to finally meet Jim.  I had seen him at the code camp in January and have read his blog since then, but hadn't had the pleasure of meeting and talking to him.  He is a very nice and down to earth guy and I look forward to talking with him more.  BTW, I tried to pry information from him about his upcoming book, but he wouldn't spill his guts.

Additionally, somehow Joe (Joe Wirtley, CTO of Tellus - my boss) and I walked away this evening with the task of preparing a presentation on Continuous Integration using CruiseControl.NET, NAnt, NUnit, NCover, etc. for the July meeting. Actually, I think we volunteered to do it - kind of.  I'm a bit nervous and excited, I've given a couple of presentations here and there, but never anything designed for quite that long and never anything for developers.  However, I was just telling my wife before I left today that I was going to make a goal of giving a user group presentation this year.  This will get me half way there.  Now I'll just have to come up with either another shared presentation for sometime later this year (1/2 + 1/2 = 1 !!) or I'll have to take the plunge and actually do one on my own.  We'll see how the first one goes before I make any big plans.

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  1.  avatar Jim Holmes says:

    It was great to meet you too, Dan!  Thanks for your kind words about my gig last night.  Hopefully I'll figure out a way to make expectations for mock objects a bit clearer and less sleep-inducing...



    I'm excited about you and Joe putting on your CI presentation in July.  I'm sure you two will do a great job on it -- it's a great topic!



    Book?  What book???  heh.

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