Free Test-First Courses – Next 24 Hours
I am very happy that Pluralsight has seen fit to make some of my On Demand content free for the next 24 hours. I really like this model that Pluralsight has adopted of making our content available to the community and am proud to be a part of the team that creates it. Other than the occasional Pluralcast episode, I don’t usually cross pollenate my Elegant Code and Pluralsight lives. Even so, this is just too cool to pass up, so here it is.
I really am proud of the 2 courses being showcased, Test First Development 1 & 2.
The first was a collaboration with K. Scott Allen of OdeToCode and offers a nice introduction to developers who still haven’t seen how TDD can really make your life better. If you work with that guy who tells you to stop wasting all that time writing tests, show this one to him or her. There is even a case in there you can make to your manager if you find that it is necessary to do so.
The second course looks at some of the edgier technologies out there including MSpec, SpecFlow, StoryQ, and others that support BDD and ATDD. This one really focuses on getting us to create executable specifications and share them with our customers as we develop software. It might be worth a look just to see how some of those tools you’ve been hearing about work.
We’ve built a nice little design pattern library in there and my friend Steve Smith has an excellent course focusing on SOLID principles. Additionally, we are trying to grow the Tools and Practices curriculum. If there is something you would like to see in the online library, shoot me a note about it.