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Tim Rayburn, Microsoft MVP - Connected Systems, Principal Consultant, Improving Enterprises
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Practical Test Driven Development
So you've listened to the great minds of Agile development, and agree that Test Driven Development sounds awesome ... but your code base isn't even remotely setup for dependency injection, or interface, or any of that. So you gave up. Well fear not my friends, I'm here to help you understand how to do TDD, without starting from a blank slate. It is perfectly possible to make TDD happen, but you just need to learn to use a couple of tricks that make refactoring your existing code less painful.
Details coming soon.
Introduction Document Databases with RavenDB
Heretical as it may seem, there are in fact other types of databases in the world than relational databases. One very popular form of non-relation database is called a Document Database, and it is used all over the web these days to accomplish storage of information in a less rigid form than a relational database. One such database is RavenDB, written by Ayende, and it is entirely developed in .NET from the ground up, and has LINQ baked into it's DNA. This session will review the basics of Document Databases, and show how RavenDB can be used in your applications with very little fuss.