Headspring Agile Boot Camp, March 24-26 – sign up now – Austin, TX

Started in January of 2008, Headspring’s Agile Boot Camp series of trainer has received many positive reviews both from local Austin developers to folks traveling from other parts of the country.  Go to Headspring.com, and sign up for the next class now.

This training encompasses…

Part I Agile Boot Camp™ Topics:

  • object oriented programming
  • SOLID principles
  • design patterns
  • dependency injection
  • team design on whiteboard
  • IDE tools and quickly navigating a codebase
  • Test-Driven Development
  • mocking
  • pair programming
  • refactoring
  • pain driven development
  • Domain Driven-Design
  • ORM
  • contributing to open source projects
  • harnessing the community for extreme growth and continuous learning
  • foundations of Agile
  • Continuous Integration:
    • the "check-in dance" to ensure that code to be committed to a repository does not conflict with existing code or unit tests
    • to make code repositories automatically integrate with build scripts to build the most current source to staging servers
    • to make code repositories automatically integrate with build scripts to alert teams if any developer commits code that breaks any of the project’s unit tests (thus keeping the source code free of bugs)
    • to write deployment scripts to make separate databases from the project’s schema at individual developer/pair-programming workstations and well as production and staging servers
    • to write deployment scripts to roll out database changes as they occur at individual developer/pair-programming workstations and well as production and staging servers

What will I need to do to prepare for the training?

You’ve learned the .NET Framework – now learn the principles and tools to use it effectively. This intermediate curriculum will lead developers to work-changing techniques and create momentum towards continuous improvement in an ever-changing field. With a focus on object orientation and software engineering practices refined in real projects, students will discover principles and patterns to manage software complexity. By the end of the course students will have eliminated a reliance on leaky-abstraction APIs by

  • understanding software design concepts and principles
  • understanding and practicing test-driven development
  • practicing working in an effective team
  • implementing designs using object oriented techniques and design patterns
  • understanding object-relational mapping
  • driving future growth through exposure to advanced topics

Day 1

getting started

  • lab 1: check out the project and run a unit test
  • module: Intro
  • module: TDD basics
  • lab 2: writing your first failing unit test
  • lab 3: writing the code that makes it pass
  • demo: working with resharper

LUNCH (provided)

object oriented programming

  • module: SOLID
  • lab 4: interfaces, facade
  • lab 5a: strategy pattern
  • lab 5b: command pattern
  • extra curricular lab: playing with structuremap

Day 2

team design & advanced tdd

  • quick mini-lab involving structuremap
  • module: dependency injection / ioc
  • lab6: configuring structuremap
  • demo: testing with mock objects
  • lab7: rhino mocks
  • team design on whiteboard

LUNCH (provided)

refactoring & pair programming

  • lab8: more tests, enumeration base class, specification pattern, .NET 3.5 feature in the code
  • module: refactoring
  • demo: refactoring legacy code
  • lab 9: pair tasks involving refactoring
  • extra curricular: student-driven discussion and demo

Day 3

morning session

  • lab 10: "refactor this" challenge
  • module: DDD basics, terminology
  • lab 11: repositories, using provided nhibernate stuff (HSB, DTB, etc.), specification pattern
  • module: foundations of Agile

LUNCH (provided)


  • module: nhibernate
  • demo: querying nhibernate
  • lab 12: downloading source, creating patch for open source project
  • student-driven discussion, demos

A glimpse at Tarantino database management:

Training located in Austin, Texas (8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.)
Although it is unlikely, class dates are subject to change. We encourage you to obtain transferable airline/hotel reservations in the event that this should occur.

Call Headspring to Enroll: (877) 459-2260