XP Manchester

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#xpman 118 – Remote TDD Kata

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We’ve never missed a month of XP Manchester and we don’t intend to let a little thing like a pandemic stop us now. We can work remotely, this means we can practise remotely as well.

This month we’ll be doing a TDD Kata and wanting to pair old hands with novices – so this session is suitable for all levels of experience.

We’ll be using Discord for voice communication and screen sharing, so please make sure you have downloaded the client ahead of time (the browser based version has some issues detecting microphones).

You can join our Discord server by using this invite link: https://discord.gg/9GGJCx2

Along with Discord, please have a development environment set up ready to go that you can run unit tests in.

We’ll be meeting at the usual time of 18:30 for a 19:00 start, on the 9th of April but virtually over discord.
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Written by Mark Kirschstein

April 6, 2020 at 2:22 pm

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#xpman 117 – Why did software practices get forgotten about?

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12/03/20

This month we have a session from Martin Tierney.

So much of agile discussion and practices focus on processes, reporting and meetings. Why don’t software practices play a larger part in agile development? By using the 5 whys discussion method, we’ll look at the reasons why software principles can be forgotten about and how we can address that.

Doors open at half 6 to start at 7. Tickets available here

Written by James Jeffries

March 5, 2020 at 9:05 am

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XP Man 116 – Event storming and service maps

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This month’s session on 13/2/2020 introduces EventStorming and Service Mapping showing where they overlap and how to use EventStorming as a low fidelity introduction to building a service map.

Doors at 18.30 to be ready to start at 19.00.

Tickets available here

Written by James Jeffries

February 6, 2020 at 5:23 pm

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#xpman 115 – Delivery Practice: How and Where to Slice

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Time, Quality, Scope – AKA The Iron Triangle.

You have an ambitious deadline and you have no hope of getting everything the client wants done in time. How do you proceed? What do you cut? Why do you cut? In this practical exercise we look at feature slicing for maximum impact on a team’s delivery.

Doors open at 18.30 to start at 19.00

Tickets available here.

Written by James Jeffries

January 7, 2020 at 8:07 am

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#xpman 114 – Christmas/Election refactoring

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Given the festive time of year and the fact that this month’s event falls on election night we thought, why not combine the two. We’ll being flexing our refactoring skills in this month’s Christmas/Election themed exercise.

Thanks to this month’s hosts Code Computerlove. Doors open at 6.30 ready to start at 7. It’s a practical exercise so you’ll need a laptop between two.

Tickets available here.

Don’t forget to vote!

Written by James Jeffries

December 9, 2019 at 8:00 am

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#xpman 113 – Agile Left Security Behind. Introducing the Fourth Amigo.

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Running fast can have profound security impacts. As with maintainability and scalability, security is another quality of engineering, and it’s the team’s responsibility to at least get the basics right. Anthony, a former developer and XP Manchester attendee will cover off some of the security issues he frequently comes across in modern webapps, and how you can avoid those pitfalls early in development.

Anthony is an independent cyber security consultant with a software engineering background. He specialises in promoting DevSecOps to empower teams to take ownership of the security of their products early in the development process. He achieves this by delivering training and through security consultancy.

This month we are at the BrightHR offices, from 18:30 for a 19:00 start.

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Written by Mark Kirschstein

November 12, 2019 at 5:25 pm

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XP Manchester 112 – the silent coding game

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This month we’ll be thinking about what makes code and tests readable. We’ll work in pairs on a problem and take it in turns to not be able to speak, making our code do the talking.

You’ll need a laptop between two. Doors open at 6.30pm to start at 7pm.

Tickets available here.

Written by James Jeffries

October 7, 2019 at 3:10 pm

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