A week ago, I attended the DotNet User Group in London. I had never attended any of these events before, so it was a nice experience.
This developer event was held at the Microsoft House in central London in a room called the Swimming Pool. This room looked like an indoor pool with the audience sitting in the pool on pool-coloured carpet.
There were two speakers at the October meeting. The first speaker talked about a Dev Express object obfuscation application that was mildly interesting.
The second talk was about Test Driven Development. I’ve read about TDD before and tried to use Nunit many times, but because most of my applications were very much database-driven, it was difficult to write unit tests for (should I create and delete a record?). This meeting helped clear up some of my confusion about the issues. It was a very good talk.
I’ve written before about how beneficial the developer events are. This on was different that a lot of the other events hosted at Reading campus–it was less formal but appeared to have more die-hard developers in attendance.
If you get the chance, I highly encourage you to attend one of these events.