The Stack is a monthly .NET User Group supported by Mando Group in Liverpool. The user group is totally free and is a place where developers from in and around Liverpool and the North West of the UK can get together, hear some great speakers and chat about the latest developments in the .NET world.
After a great start this is our second session and we have two excellent speakers lined up for you;
Declarative Refactoring in C# with Chris Eargle
Bob Martin’s first rule of methods (found in Clean Code) is that they should be small. His second rule is that they should be smaller than that! The ideal method length is 2 to 4 lines of code, but many developers are puzzled at how to achieve such a thing or even if it is worth striving for. Indeed, every method has a story to tell, and that story is best realized with declarative code and meaningful names. You will learn how to fully utilize the C# language to assign functionality where it belongs, make your code readable even for that future you, and in the process end up with a reusable framework.
Chris Eargle is a Telerik Developer Evangelist, Microsoft Most Valuable Professional – C#, and two-time INETA Community Champion from Columbia, SC, USA. He has over a decade of experience designing and developing enterprise applications, and he runs the local .NET User Group: the Columbia Enterprise Developers Guild. He is a frequent guest of conferences and community events promoting best practices and new technologies. His blog, kodefuguru.com, has been featured on ASP.NET, MSDN, and Reddit.
MbUnit - the framework time forgot with Andy Stopford
MbUnit is an opensource unit test framework for .NET which offers the greatest and richest range of assertion and attributes to NUnit or XUnit with a powerful range of data based providers that go way beyond the Row or Theory models in the others. MbUnit has is supported by 11 test runners including a powerful GUI, Console, R#, TD.NET and VSTS. MbUnit is the only framework out side of Microsoft to enjoy the same level of VSTS support as MsTest.
Andy Stopford is Head of Software at Creative Lynx, an award winning Digital Agency in Manchester. Andy is the former lead of MbUnit and it's serving poobah.
We have some great SWAG to give away including software licences and a Microsoft Kinect!
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The Stack is a monthly .NET User Group hosted by Mando Group in Liverpool. The user group is totally free and is a place for Developers from in and around the Liverpool and North West of the UK can get together, hear some great speakers and chat about the latest developments in the .NET world.