This year the challenge is a twist on the classic two-player game Battleships. The full details of the game won’t be released until the day to keep things fair. The game is all played over HTTP, so every programming is welcome (and encouraged!)
The day opens at 9:30 (starting at 10:00) and runs until 17:00. To do well you’ll need to fully embrace the XP Practice of “Release early, release often”. It’s a hectic day, but lots of fun. Think of it as a nice warm up for HackManchester. :)
There are still a handful of tickets left if you fancy it, and they’re free. But you must get a ticket if you’re coming. AutoTrader need a list of names of attendees, and we need to know how much food and drink to get
Just a small note to say we’re not at Madlab this month, we’ll be at Kraak Art Gallery from 6:30pm. The Gallery is located off Stevenson Square, directions to find it are here.
Microservices seem to be a hot topic at the moment driven by companies such as Netflix and Spotify. This month (September) we’ll be running a discussion on what ever you would like to talk about on microservices.
If you have something you would like to talk about then fill in this form.
We’re also looking for someone to help facilitate the discussion so get in touch if you’re interested.
It has been far too long since we held an all-day event, our last being XL4 way back in Feb 2013. We would love to rectify this.
First and foremost, we would need space. Running water is a plus, electricity is a must.
Central Manchester would be preferable, or some where within walking distance of good public transport links.
If you can help please get in touch,
@xpmanchester on twitter
or email markkirschstein ‘at’ gmail ‘dot’ com
Mocks don’t seem to have many fans. Common complaints being that they lead to:
Tests that are brittle.
Tests that are laborious to write.
Tests that are difficult to read.
Tests that don’t fail when you introduce a real bug.
Tests that have “mocks, returning mocks, returning mocks”.
Are mocks pointless? This session argues maybe, maybe not…
What to expect from this session?
Part Practical [Bring a laptop!]
Grab a ticket
Madlab from 6:30, (starting at 7pm)
This month is lightning talks, we have a great selection lined up already
- Andy Longshaw – We said it would be simple, not easy
- Clare Sudbery – Collaboration
- Gemma Cameron – The Bug-Free Backlog
- James Jefferies – Hidden Queues
- Nima Montazeri – Micro services
- Matthew Cannon – TBC
Grab a ticket!
We have space for one, maybe two more people to speak, if you’re interested get in touch. @xpmanchester on twitter, the usual google groups etc.
Madlab from 6:30, starting at 7pm