Salt Lake Software Symposium
June 16 - 17, 2006 - Salt Lake City, UT
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Open Source Tools for Agile Development
As a Java developer, you have taken the time to learn the basics of the language and relevant parts of its rich API. However, you need more than that to develop serious industrial strength applications. In this presentation, the speaker will introduce you to a number of open source tools which you can use to improve your application quality and your development process.
Instead of simply going through a laundry list of tools available, the speaker will engage you with motivation to use these tools, and show examples of their practical use.
We will start by looking at tools for unit testing and creating mock objects. We will then take a look at tools that will help you to ensure certain performance of your critical code.
You know writing good code is more than simply using an OO language. We will look at tools that will help you with code metrics, so you can analyze, and refactor your code to reduce coupling and undesirable dependencies.
But, what about hidden critical errors in your code, like synchronization problems that may potentially lead to deadlocks? We will look at how you can use open source tools to proactively eliminate these from your code.
Finally, we will look at tools available for automating your project and getting extreme feedback though out the development cycle.
About Venkat Subramaniam
Dr. Venkat Subramaniam, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., has trained and mentored thousands of software developers in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia. Venkat helps his clients effectively apply and succeed with agile practices on their software projects, and speaks frequently at international conferences and user groups. Venkat is also an adjunct faculty and teaches CS courses remotely at the University of Houston. He is author of ".NET Gotchas," coauthor of 2007 Jolt Productivity Award winning "Practices of an Agile Developer," author of "Programming Groovy: Dynamic Productivity for the Java Developer" and "Programming Scala: Tackle Multi-Core Complexity on the Java Virtual Machine" (Pragmatic Bookshelf).More About Venkat »