July 2012 Meeting

Test-driving ASP.NET MVC

The MVC pattern is inherently testable and, in turn, ASP.NET MVC is a very testable framework but you still have to conform to specific patterns and best practices to successfully create a truly "testable" ASP.NET MVC application.

In this talk Keith will discuss how the ASP.NET MVC lends itself to testability. He will provide guidance on how to architect your code and solution structure to lend itself to lend itself to unit testing. He will also dive deep into how you can, using SOLID design principles, make it even more testable. Keith will then provide the tools that you can add to your developer tool belt to make test driven development in the ASP.NET MVC framework less coupled, less repetitive, more automated and all around more enjoyable. Tool discussion will include StructureMap, RhinoMocks, Should Assertion Library, MVCContrib, and WatiN.

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Keith Burnell is a Senior Software Engineer with Skyline Technologies and president of the Fox Valley .Net User Group. Keith has been developing software for over 15 years specializing in large scale ASP.NET and ASP.NET MVC web site architecture and development as well as teaching and mentoring clients on the benefits of test-driven development.

Keith is an active member of the .Net community who speaks regularly at local and regional user groups and developer events as well as at national conferences. He is an avid blogger and writer and has been featured multiple times in MSDN magazine.

Keith has two wonderful daughters and is married to his high school sweetheart who is still way out of his league! When not slinging code, Keith enjoys spending time with his family, karate, golf, and woodworking. Keith can be found on his Blog, Twitter, and GitHub.

When: 2012-07-11 18:00:00

Where: SPR/Redpoint, 233 South Wacker Dr, 35th Floor, Chicago (map)

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