Brian Donahue, leader of the Philly Alt.NET group is hosting a “Foundation Series” of events at DeVry University in Fort Washington, Pa. You can read more about the series in his original post here: http://persistall.com/archive/2009/01/14/introducing-the-quotfoundation-seriesquot.aspx
There second workshop is coming up on April 8th, focusing on object oriented programming fundamentals and S.O.L.I.D design principles. Upcoming events on Design Patterns & Basic Architecture are coming up on 5/13 & 6/10.
If you’re coming from NY or North Jersey, DeVry is super easy to get to! It’s a quick hop on the NJ Turnpike south to the PA Turnpike. There is an exit for Fort Washington on the PA Turnpike that will dump you off right into the DeVry parking lot! Details below:
Foundation Series Workshop 2
S.O.L.I.D. Design Principles
Brian Frantz and Jon Graves of The Neat Co.
Wednesday, April 8th at 6:00 PM
DeVry University – Room 141, Fort Washington, PA
Food and beverages sponsored by Thoughtworks!
Clean code is the first step to creating flexible, maintainable software, but without strong object oriented design, you can still create a mess. The S.O.L.I.D. design principles (acronym coined by Robert "Uncle Bob" Martin) provide a core framework to follow as you write your code, to ensure that you are following best OO design practices, and that your code is readable and maintainable. When the pressure is on to deliver, design principles are often the first thing thrown out the window. But learning these principles, and some simple rules and techniques to follow can help you deliver quality software even when the pressure is on.