Here are the events listed in Community Megaphone for the next week (or so) for the Mid-Atlantic area, as well as webcasts of interest…this list includes events imported from the UGSS event calendar, and all events entered in Community Megaphone are also automatically synced to the UGSS event calendar:

  • MSDN Events Presents > The MSDN Mid Atlantic Roadshow
    Tuesday, December 01, 2009 1:00 PM, Harrisburg, PA
    Join Microsoft Evangelists Dani Diaz, G. Andrew Duthie, and David Isbitski as they tour the Mid Atlantic this Fall presenting an afternoon packed full of cutting edge tips and techniques for developers and architects. Dig deeper into data access and network options in Silverlight, and check out the most important features in Windows 7 for Developers like Trigger Start services and the new Windows Troubleshooter. Finally, we’ll show you how to add several of the new interface options you won’t want to miss including Multi-Touch and the Ribbon Menu.
    Free admission and a chance to score some great giveaways!
    Reservations are required, and seating is limited. Register today to reserve your seat.
    This event will be held at Computer Aid, Inc. (CAI), Suite 300.
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  • Ft. Lauderdale Online: How to make a mockery / Becoming a unit test ninja - Gill Zilberfeld / Dror Helper
    Tuesday, December 01, 2009 6:30 PM, Online
    12/01/2009 - 6:30 PM - Online - How to make a mockery
    So you’ve decided you want to unit test. Good for you. But are you ready for the next step? In the real world, applications are so complex, that in order to test a component in isolation, you need a new set of tools. Topics Covered:
    • What’s the problem?
    • Why is it so confusing?
    • That’s how I roll (my own mocks)
    • All sorts of Isolation frameworks
    • Road-bumps and stabilizers
    Becoming a unit testing ninja
    Tools are not enough. If you want to succeed overtime, you need more ammunition. Some people call them best practices. We call them real life lessons. Let’s share.
    • Unit vs. Integration tests
    • Supporting environment
    • Tools we use
    • What is a good test
    • How to test hard-to-test scenarios
    Dror Helper is an experienced software developer currently working at Typemock where he develops unit testing tools. Over the past 7 years, he has designed and developed applications in various fields including video streaming, eCommerce and performance tools.
    He is passionate about programming best practices and unit testing and is part of the Typemock’s pre-sale team, demoing their product to customers worldwide.
    Gil Zilberfeld has been in software since childhood, starting with Logo turtles. He has 15 years in commercial software companies with vast experience in development and development practices. Currently Gil is the Technical Evangelist of Typemock, promoting unit testing and some incredibly cool tools. He's also taken part in the Alt.Net Israel community, and has run talks in both conferences (so far).
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  • MSDN Events Presents: The MSDN Mid Atlantic Roadshow
    Thursday, December 03, 2009 1:00 PM, Reston, VA
    Join Microsoft Evangelists Dani Diaz, G. Andrew Duthie, and David Isbitski as they tour the Mid Atlantic this Fall presenting an afternoon packed full of cutting edge tips and techniques for developers and architects. Dig deeper into data access and network options in Silverlight, and check out the most important features in Windows 7 for Developers like Trigger Start services and the new Windows Troubleshooter. Finally, we’ll show you how to add several of the new interface options you won’t want to miss including Multi-Touch and the Ribbon Menu.
    Free admission and a chance to score some great giveaways!
    Reservations are required, and seating is limited. Register today to reserve your seat.
    This event will be held at the Microsoft Reston Office.
    [ Event Details | Map & Directions | Add To Calendar ]
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