Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Preparing July Session

At our last meeting we had a long discussion about the general architecture of a Domain-Driven application. While I think most of us have a pretty good understanding of the parts and how they interact it was suggested that we should have another Coding Dojo to build something together and really explore this space.

We’ll build a small part of an application around the AdventureWorks database (hey, it’s there right?). This should consist of a small domain model (2 or 3 classes) and a couple of screens. A lot to get through in one session but we might continue this offline afterwards.

We won’t have internet access as usual so I’d like to stock up on the required tools before we go in. I already have VSTS 2008 Developer Edition, Gallio, MbUnit, NHibernate, Linq to NHibernate, FlunetNHibernate, ASP.NET MVC and Unity on my laptop. What else do we need / would like?

Also, if we stick to the normal meeting date it will by Wednesday, July 8th. As this is my wife’s birthday I’d best move it to one of the other days that week (or buy a very comfy couch). If anyone has a preference let me know otherwise I’m leaning towards Thursday 9th (they have $13 beer and pizza on Thursdays).

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Session tonight

Tongihts session is still on folks so come on down to 43 below on Barrack Street for 6pm start if you are keen.

The topics proposed were BDD, DDD and SOLID. Recently I've been reading the DDD book [Evans] and started to question the industry adoption of Object Modelling (Fundamental to DDD and SOLID principles). If people are willing I'd like to step back from the proposed topics and explore the value of Object Oriented thinking. Why is it important and why is it so frequently ignored? For me, this represents one of the fundamental pillars of the ALT.NET ideal.