May 092011

Date: 14 January 2010
Subject: Improving quality with an automated build process
Speaker: Simon Brown, C5 Alliance
Venue: St Paul’s Centre (Lower Hall), St. Helier

Event description

The BCS Jersey International Section invites you to a briefing on ‘Improving software quality’ with our guest speaker Simon Brown.

This session will look at the development processes in use for an ASP.NET application, where quality and consistency have a direct effect on the reputation of the organisation. We’ll look at: Subversion and our use of code branches to manage release complexity; Visual Studio and the add-ins we use on a daily basis; NUnit and our strategies for achieving over 90% code coverage through a combination of automated unit, integration and load testing; NAnt and how it allows us to build, test and release code from any of our development branches in an automated and repeatable way; CruiseControl.NET and how it performs continuous integration and testing on all of our development branches.

There will be plenty of time for questions at this interesting event, which is aimed at anyone undertaking software development projects, including developers, architects and IT managers.


Our speaker, Simon Brown, is a hands-on software architect and has a BSc (Hons) in Computer Science from the University of Reading. Over the past 12 years, hes been involved in projects ranging from rich desktop clients and web applications through to highly scalable distributed systems and service-oriented architectures; predominantly within the finance industry. He’s also undertaken consulting and training roles with a broader focus on people, process and technology. Simon is additionally active in wider aspects of the IT industry.

Using his architecture experience, he founded the Coding the Architecture website, delivering content for the growing community of hands-on pragmatic software architects. He has also written and co-written a number of books about Java EE web technologies, spoken at a number of high profile software development conferences, developed a software architecture training course and actively maintains a public blog.


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