Alt.Net Oresund Meeting at ITU 25th of June

We weren't that many people, but in return Martin N Jensen held a great presentation showing the new features of NUnit and how they compare to MbUnit and xUnit.Net.

I definitely learned a few new tricks that I'm eager to put to practice.

These include
  • BDD style constraints (improved readability)
  • Theories (specifications that run several combinations of input)
  • Generic test fixtures (run the same test for chosen implementations of an interface)
I've worked with MbUnit for about a year now, and before that MSTest for several years.

From 2001 to sometime 2005, I however used NUnit, and with the new additions and a new employer, maybe we'll see each other again soon.

I haven't fully grasped the theory concept, but will look into it. This seems like a good place to start: Theories in Practice: Easy-to-Write Specifications that Catch Bugs

A new employer? After having three really good offers to consider, I finally made up my mind this weekend. I will start working with the very same Martin N Jensen, and the other guys at BankInvest this autumn. I'm very excited, and eager to produce great financial software with great people.



"Getting Fired Can Be A Positive Career Move

[...] It means that the job isn't right for you.

I have been fired five times, and each time my career took a step forward. [...]"

- Paul Arden in It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want To Be

"Fired? It's the Best Thing That Can Happen To You.

[...] You hated your situation anyway.

You must begin again.

It's a wonderful opportunity for you.

Literally, they let you go."
- Paul Arden in Whatever You Think, Think the Opposite.

More about these books from a far more famous programmer than me can be read here: http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/archives/001177.html


What's a "renaissance developer"?

Since I claim to be a "renaissance developer", I think a link to what that means to me is suitable: The Renaissance Developer

At the JAOO conference 2006, the same thing was called "helstøbt udvikler".