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QMSDNUG is the first contact point for Brisbane and Queensland .NET developers dedicated to sharing knowledge with and learning from each other. We primarily work with Microsoft technologies and acknowledge the support we receive from Microsoft.
QMSDNUG has operated continuously since 1998, before .NET!
Meeting Dates: Meetings are generally held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, apart from December where that's a bit late in the month. See below for details of our upcoming meetings.
Location and Time: Meetings are held at Microsoft's Brisbane Office, Level 28, 400 George St, Brisbane. Most arrive around 5:30pm for a 6pm start and we are normally finished around 7:30. It is important to arrive before the building lifts are locked at 6pm. Late arrival procedure: see Monthly Meetings.
All welcome; bring your friends and colleagues. Whenever possible, pizza and drinks are supplied.
August MeetingTuesday 21 August 2012
Mehdi Khalili will join us this month to talk about how to do Automated UI Testing.
Automated UI Testing
Many teams try Automated UI Testing and many fail. Automated UI Testing is hard: the tests take a lot of time to write and tend to be brittle and hard to maintain.
In this session I will provide you with some practical advice on how to and how not to write your tests introducing you to some UI testing ideas, patterns and frameworks that will help you write your tests faster while making them less brittle and easier to maintain.
About Mehdi Khalili
Mehdi Khalili is a senior developer working for Readify. He has a great passion for programming and for code quality.
Mehdi is an OSS contributor with a few active projects including BDDfy (the simplest to use and extend BDD framework for .Net), Seleno (helping you write automated UI tests the RIGHT way) and Humanizer (a micro framework that helps .Net developers turn their otherwise geeky strings, type names, enum fields, date fields into a human friendly format).
On rare occasions where he has some spare time he writes on his blog at www.mehdi-khalili.com and tweets on @MehdiKhalili.
||Tuesday 21 August 2012
||17:30 for an 18:00 start, finishing approx 19:30.
||Microsoft Brisbane office, Level 28, 400 George St, Brisbane
||All welcome, bring your colleagues
Registration via EventBrite is essential
Upcoming Meeting Dates
Future Meeting Dates… to be confirmed
|Tue 21 August 2012||Mehdi Khalili|
|Tue 18 September 2012||tba|
|Tue 16 October 2012||tba|
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Thanks to John Bristowe for coming all the way from Melbourne to talk about Telerik's developer tools and libraries in August
John Bristowe is a Developer Evangelist with Telerik and is based out of Melbourne, Australia. Prior to joining Telerik, he was a Senior Developer Evangelist with Microsoft.
Follow John on Twitter: @JohnBristowe
Thanks to Adam Cogan for his VS 2012 Architecture talk in July
Adam Cogan is the Chief Architect at SSW, a Microsoft Certified Gold Partner specializing in custom .NET, SharePoint and CRM solutions (with a splash of Business Intelligence).
Thanks to Patrick Klug and Anthony van der Hoorn for their sessions in June
Patrick is one of the guys behind www.novamind.com, and demonstrated using CreateJS for writing games in Window 8.
Anthony is one of the founders of Glimpse - an incredible tool for ASP.NET developers.
Thanks to Robert Wagner and Russ Blake for their sessions in April
Thanks to Andrew Harcourt for his session Mock the Universe: Unit testing the easy way
Follow Andrew on Twitter at @uglybugger.
Andrew has made UniMock available via bitbucket.
Thanks to Damian Brady for his session, From Desktop to Everywhere with ASP.NET MVC 3 and 4
Follow Damian on Twitter @damovisa or his blog at http://www.damianbrady.com.au/.
Thanks also to Anthony Borton for his session, What's new in Visual Studio ALM vNext?
All of the demo scripts used by Anthony are available in a Hyper-V virtual machine containing Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview ALM. Detailed instructions for downloading the VM as well as 6 hands-on-labs are available on Brian Keller's blog post Visual Studio 11 Application Lifecycle Management Virtual Machine and Hands-on-Labs / Demo Scripts.
Many thanks to Bronwen Zande & John O'Brien for their September session, Kinecting The Dots – Developing with the Kinect SDK
John and Bronwen have a blog post listing links to their Favourite Kinect SDK resources. Channel9 has a video of their DEV202 session at Tech.Ed Australia 2011.
Resources from all previous meetings, where available, are on the Previous Meetings page.
Also of interest to Brisbane / Queensland developers...
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- More developer-related events on Mike's blog.
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