Category: Dojo

TIM Group Scala Dojo

TIM Group hosts a monthly Scala Dojo as part of the London Scala Users’ Group on Meetup (http://www.meetup.com/london-scala). The dojo is free to attend with drinks and pizza provided to the participants. The dojo always takes place on the third Thursday of the month in the TIM Group London offices. […]

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FOSDEM 2012

Last weekend I attended FOSDEM, “the biggest free and non-commercial event organized by and for the community”. The Free and Open-Source Software Developers Meeting, held in Brussels, pulls in roughly 4000 FOSS hackers from around the world. I was one of the speakers on the schedule in the Free Java […]

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More Thought-Provoking Lightning Talks

Five minutes per person. Every Thursday. From the practical to the theoretical, we manage to cover everything at TIM Group lightning talks. A sampling below. Dominic on Categories and Time Categories and Time from youdevisetech on Vimeo. Tony on Levels of Team Maturity Levels of Team Maturity from youdevisetech on […]

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Exploiting Lightning Talks For Fun (But Not Profit)

One of the cool things about working at youDevise is the weekly lightning talks, which give you the opportunity to peddle your own open-source projects to a group of attentive, intelligent and (healthily) cynical developers. In my case I was able to introduce my static analysis tool for Java, called […]

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Developing custom FindBugs detectors – a test-driven approach.

There are precious few examples ([1] and [2], below, being good ones) on the interwebs showing how to develop custom detectors for FindBugs, a handy feature of the static analysis tool I’ve blogged about previously. There are even fewer (zero?) examples showing how to create automated tests for your new […]

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If you’re walking, start crawling, if you’re crawling, start inching

Last Friday, Keith Braithwaite came to youDevise and ran his “TDD as if you mean it” workshop here in our offices. For those not familiar with how the workshop runs, Gojko has a good writeup of the session as it was run at the Software Craftsmanship 2009 Conference. The puzzle […]

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Lightning Strikes Again

We gather at lunchtime every Thursday for lightning talks – 5 minutes, no questions till we’re done, talk fast! Thanks to excellent video work (thanks Wendy, Waz, and Tom!) we now have a nice permanent record of each talk. Here’s a sampling of recent talks. Tom D on Hamcrest Matcher […]

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Mocking the proud

A mocking framework such as JMock provides a way of specifying and checking the interactions between an object under test and its collaborators, without having a full implementation of those collaborators to hand. However some prideful classes don’t like being mocked! Initially, when all we have is an interface specifying […]

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Devops comes to youDevise!

The devops movement is one we’re quite sympathetic to – our Ops team were the first at youDevise to implement continuous deployment, for example. We recently hosted a London Devops meetup in our nice new Theatre room and discussed deployment in depth – very important to us since we are […]

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Code Dojo VIII – It’s full of stars!

Rather than having a Code Dojo focused on a good practice like many of our past dojos, I decided to take us down the path of exploring Google Web Toolkit (GWT). Many of us at YouDevise have been flexing our web-development skills and been writing very interactive, AJAX-filled web pages. […]

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