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Blog Archive for wwake during February 2005

In JUnit Recipes, JB Rainsberger points out this idiom: static final Set s = new HashSet() {{   add("this");   add("that");   add("another"); }}; (JB points to an article by Paul Holser, which cites Dave Astels' Test-Driven Development as the source.) What's it do? The new HashSet(){}; part creates an anonymous subclass (a new type of HashSet without any name...
Kent Beck's workshop was a chance to spend a few days programming and thinking about programming. We used "games" as the vehicle. That worked well enough - you can get the feel of a game without having to develop it all the way out. In the evenings, we were on our own to do some writing and exercises in thinking about software. The first couple days, we focused on creating a crossword puzzle...
See www.agile2005.org. The due date for tutorials and workshops is March 1; for Experience reports, research papers, and the educators' symposium is March 15. Call for Participation - Agile 2005 July 24-29, 2005. Marriott Hotel, Denver, Colorado, USA. http://www.agile2005.org March 1: Submissions due for Tutorials and Workshops March 15: Submissions due for Research Papers, Experience...
Object Mentor's reviving their XP courses with "Agile/XP Immersion 2"; see http://www.objectmentor.com/Immersion2. March 21-25. I attended the first one of the original series, and really enjoyed it.