Here are some upcoming webcasts from our ALM partner Northwest Cadence!  Simply click on the links in the “Code” column to register!

 

Coffee Talk: Northwest Cadence – A Lap Around Visual Studio 2012

Summary: An introduction to the major new features and improvements in Visual Studio 2012. Expect to see the new enhanced User Interface, Agile Planning Tools, Requirements Gathering Tool, Stakeholder Feedback Tool, Updates to the Developer and Tester Experience, Version Control Improvements, and DevOps Integration. The list goes on but the ride starts here, so buckle up and join us for this lap around Visual Studio 2012.

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TIME

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September 28, 2012

October 12, 2012

October 26, 2012

8:30 AM –9:30 AM PST

8:30 AM –9:30 AM PST

8:30 AM –9:30 AM PST

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Visit http://nwcadence.com/events for a full list of upcoming events.

Coffee Talk: Northwest Cadence – Leveraging your SA Benefits

Summary: Join Northwest Cadence as we provide you with an overview of the three (3) DTDPS offerings. We will explain how to activate and strategically utilize these benefits to enhance your software deployment planning. In addition, we will review how you can connect DTDPS to other Software Assurance benefits within your agreement to ensure you gain the highest return on your investment.

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TIME

CODE

October 8, 2012

November 12, 2012

9:00 AM –10:00 AM PST

9:00 AM –10:00 AM PST

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Coffee Talk: Northwest Cadence – Introduction to Kanban

Summary: Kanban is a Lean-inspired approach to software development. Although the rules of Kanban are simple, they are also remarkably powerful. By simply visualizing work, limiting work in process, and monitoring the flow of work, the team begins a powerful process of discovery and improvement. This has resulted in impressive improvements in nearly all areas of software development time and time again. During this event, we will talk about the five basic principles of Kanban adoption, the benefits of adoption, and the pitfalls along the way.

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TIME

CODE

October 10, 2012

October 24, 2012

8:30 AM –9:30 AM PST

8:30 AM –9:30 AM PST

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Coffee Talk: Northwest Cadence – Migrating Without Fear: Visual Source Safe to the new TFS2012

Summary: Moving code from one repository to another has never been the hard part of migrating from VSS to TFS. It’s fast, it’s safe, you keep backups, so what’s the holdup? If your developers have been pushing back because they’re afraid TFS will totally disrupt their daily coding practices, you’re not alone! (And they weren’t entirely wrong.) Local Workspaces in TFS 2012 may be just the thing you need to change the conversation. Learn more about these and other first-class code management features and get your team ready to make the leap!

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TIME

CODE

October 31, 2012

November 14, 2012

8:30 AM –9:30 AM PST

8:30 AM –9:30 AM PST

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Coffee Talk: Northwest Cadence – Refactoring Without Fear: Architecture in the new Visual Studio 2012 Ultimate

Summary: Refactoring a production application feels an awful lot like trying to swap out the hydraulics on a jumbo jet in the air. On the other hand, sub-standard hydraulics don’t sound so great either. That’s what refactoring is about: improving code to provide long-term stability and maintainability. Done right, it can reduce overall costs and dramatically increase user satisfaction, even accelerate new feature development. In this session, learn the basics of refactoring: what and why to refactor, when and how to work it into your team’s overall process, and key technical strategies like unit testing, automated build, and architectural verification that make technology renewal on-the-fly safer and simpler than ever.

DATE

TIME

CODE

November 7, 2012

8:30 AM –9:30 AM PST

162404

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Coffee Talk: Northwest Cadence – Embracing Modern App Development with Visual Studio 2012

Summary: Whether it’s Test-Driven Development, Test-First Development, or just plain figuring out whether your code does what you want it to do, unit testing is the standard for modern application development and a must-have for agile teams—but getting started can be a real challenge. What should you test? How granular should your tests be? How do you isolate code? How much code coverage is reasonable? If you’ve hit a wall, you’re not alone.

Get straightforward, practical guidance you can use today to jump-start your team’s unit testing efforts and finally see for yourself what the big deal is.

DATE

TIME

CODE

November 19, 2012

9:00 AM –10:00 AM PST

162405

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