Course code: WEB-9
Years with company:
12 (as a profession) 25+ (as a hobby)
Primary programming language:
Currently its Java. Meh.
Other programming languages:
Unit test harnesses:
JUnit, GTest, Test::More, RSpec, Tape, Cucumber and its permutations
I like reading about history. I have three young children and a crazy hyper dog. I used to be a church youth choir director in the past when I wasn't sure if I really wanted to pursue a career in engineering. For fun, I once spent a summer volunteering at a museum, helping to restore a WWII-era submarine. I am a sucker for small companies and start-ups.
Test practice now:
Small things are driven in with unit tests. Acceptance-level tests (written in Gherkin, driven by Cucumber) are written to demonstrate feature completeness to the customer.
Currently, its cross-platform desktops
IntelliJ, vim, QtCreator, Jenkins
We currently use community-driven standards, enforced by tools such as checkstyle and rubocop
Function too long:
Other than just a feel, tools such as checkstyle and rubocop let me know.
Currently we use GitHub
Favorite thing about dev:
Its great to make something out of nothing.
Least favorite thing about dev:
I don't have many technical problems. Most revolve around working with people, managing my own levels of motivation, and capturing / delivering / communicating customer needs.
I've been using it since 2004. Yet, I'm always getting better at it. I once tried to make a useful unit testing framework for Bash.
Why are you attending:
When I program a relatively inconsequential program at the day job, I use TDD. When I program an Arduino, MSP430 or something at home for fun, I don't because I just don't quite know how. Time to fix this.