Craftsmanship Training & Development

Following is a list of craftsmanship training courses I have developed and teach to uplift individual and team capabilities:
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Principles & Practices of Test-Driven Development

This course teaches the principles and practices of Test-Driven Development (TDD) and demonstrates how proper software design evolves through application of the eXtreme Programming principle of Test First.  Unit testing principles are introduced, along with a thorough discussion on the benefits of TDD.  An application is developed (from start to finish) during this course to explain step-by-step and demonstrate first-hand how a high quality, testable design evolves by applying the three laws of Test-Driven Development.

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Unit Testing and Beyond

This course teaches the principles and practices of unit testing, along with core techniques for writing testable software and avoiding test smells.  Dependency Inversion is taught as an effective method for isolating the system under test, along with test doubles for overriding behavior.  Test-Driven Development (TDD) is also taught and demonstrated to show how proper software design evolves through application of the XP principle of Test First.  An application is developed during this course to demonstrate how a high quality design evolves by applying the three laws of TDD.

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Inside Unit Testing: Principles & Practices

Product quality, code quality, and time to market can all be improved and optimized through effective use of unit tests.  Testing in small, isolated, and deterministic units fosters code characteristics such as testability, adaptability, and reliability.  This testing strategy shifts failures towards the left of our SDLC and greatly reduces development time, costs, and risks.

This course teaches the principles and practices of unit testing, along with core techniques for writing testable software and avoiding test smells.  Dependency Inversion is taught as an effective method for isolating the system under test, along with test doubles for overriding behavior, further enhancing testability.  An introduction to Test-Driven Development (TDD) is used to integrate unit testing practices with those of TDD.
schedule 3 Hours

SOLID Principles of Object-Oriented Design

Quality can never be added to software; you must plan, design, and build for it.  The SOLID principles provide a set of standards by which quality software can be developed, enhancing characteristics such as functionality, extensibility, reliability, portability, and testability among others.  This course teaches the five SOLID principles of class design and associated practices that will help realize high quality software.
schedule 4 Hours

Principles & Practices of Software Component Design

Modern, mature software solutions should fully support continuous delivery through an automated delivery pipeline using containerization and cloud infrastructure.  To realize this goal, software needs be designed and built around loosely coupled, independent components.

This course teaches how to deliver high quality and highly adaptive software through component design principles, supported by SOLID principles of object-oriented design.
schedule 3 Hours

Decoupling the Monolith

As companies and organizations move towards a DevOps model for software delivery, it is more important than ever that software be designed and built for the cloud that enables zero downtime deployment through an automated delivery pipeline.  Committing a total rewrite of a legacy application is rarely feasible, while enabling continuous delivery is essential to remain competitive in tomorrow’s market.

This course teaches software engineering practices that enable delivery of highly adaptive, resilient, cloud applications that support continuous delivery.  Class, component, and microservice design practices are taught as methods for gradually decoupling monolithic applications without committing a complete rewrite.  Through continuous refactoring, tightly coupled code can be teased apart to deliver independently deployable components and services, promote a high-quality architecture, and support continuous deployment.  An introduction to containerization is used to emphasize the importance of delivering loosely coupled, highly cohesive software.
schedule 3 Hours

Enhancing Software Testability

Software testability is impacted by practices throughout the development lifecycle.  This course teaches engineering principles which greatly increase software testability, thereby raising code quality, test coverage, test effectiveness, and productivity, while reducing testing time, defects, and time to market.  Methods for enhancing testability of requirements, design, and software components are taught, along with practices to best utilize test doubles.
schedule 3 Hours

Understanding Test Doubles

Test doubles are used as substitutes for production resources during testing.  The ability to effectively use test doubles is essential to maximizing software testability.  This course explains what test doubles are, five different types of test doubles, how they are used, and the benefits of each.  A comparison is also made between mocking frameworks and hand-rolled mocks.
schedule 1 Hour
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