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OK. I've had a few days to decompress. I am still beating on my deck for the TDD presentation tomorrow (actually tonight) for the .NET Users Group. So I have had some time to decompress and debrief my boss about what I am bringing back from the Agile .NET Boot Camp with Jeffrey Palermo in Austin, TX.

Man! we actually covered a lot! Jeffrey did a great job of making it seem like not much, but when I got back and started telling my boss about it, there were just TONS of things to talk about. We talked about Team Estimation and Design, NHibernate Mappings, Test-Driven Development, Domain Driven Design, Automated Builds and on and on and on. I have absolutely no idea how we managed to cram all that stuff in three days, but we did. There were some things I'd already done, like TDD and setting up CCNet and AgileBootcamp using TortoiseSVN, but I even learned a few new thing in those areas. I HIGHLY recommend this class to any senior level .NET developer ready to take their skills to the next level.

Jeffrey takes a VERY pragmatic approach to software development. He emphasizes focus on what it is you're trying to accomplish and NOT the tools you use to get there. Tools come and go, but the reason you use the tools remains.

I'd like to thank Jeffrey putting up with me and all the questions that go along with trying to explain stuff to me. I'd also like to thank and Tom Jaeschke for just plain putting up with me. I had to call him up after hours two nights in a row, to have him help me out of my own stupid mistakes and he was MORE than helpful.

Thanks Headspring!


Posted on Tuesday, June 24, 2008 12:56 AM | Back to top

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Glad you enjoyed it!! I enjoyed having you in the class.
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