MSDN Architecture will hold a Live Meeting Webcast on patterns & practices covering Test Driven Development.

The Webcast will be held on July 15, 2004, from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM Pacific Time (GMT-8, US & Canada). It will be led by Jim Newkirk, Development Lead at Microsoft Corporation and co-author of the book Test Driven Development in Microsoft .NET.

Description from MSDN:

In Kent Beck's book titled "Test-Driven Development, By Example" he defines Test-Driven Development (TDD) as driving software development with automated tests. He goes further by stating that TDD is governed by two simple rules: Write new code only if an automated test has failed and eliminate duplication. The implications of these two simple rules can proffer a profound change to the way that software is written. Most of the literature to date has bundled TDD along with Extreme Programming (XP). However, the benefits of using TDD are not limited to XP, and can be realized in any programming methodology. This webcast will provide an introduction into TDD, demonstrating how it works and what benefits it provides when used with Microsoft® .NET. The examples shown will be in Visual C#® and run in the Community Tech Preview of Visual Studio 2005 Team System. For copies of the slides see the Test-Driven Development workspace on GotDotNet.

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