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Why developers should love testing

July 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


We know that test automation is often discussed as a “best practice” in modern software development, but why should we love automated testing as a developer? In this presentation, we will learn how reliance on manual testing and processes for validation lies at the heart of some of the most challenging problems in software development. We will then cover practices and principles for developing reliable, portable, and maintainable automated tests. This will help developers not view automated testing as a chore but as a central aspect of our work that helps us deliver better customer service!

About our speaker
Billy is a Java Developer Advocate with the Java Platform Group at Oracle. With over a decade of experience in Java, Billy brings a passion for helping developers reduce tedious work, such as project initiation, deployment, testing, and validation, through automation and adopting the latest features and tools in the Java ecosystem. Outside of work, Billy enjoys traveling, playing kickball, and cheering on the Kansas City Chiefs. Billy also co-organizes the Kansas City Java users group.

5:30pm – 6:00pm: Networking, food and drinks
6:00pm – 7:00pm: Talk session
7:00pm – 7:30pm: More networking

There are 2 entrances for The Railyard parking deck – 1 on Bland Street and 1 on Winona Street. There are other public parking spaces around the area.

Venue directions
Take the stairs or elevator down to the 1st floor.
Come in through the lobby and take the elevator banks on the South Tower to the 6th floor.
The South Tower elevators are located on the STIR side of The RailYard, opposed to the side with North Italia and Rhino Market & Deli
When you arrive on the 6th floor, it will take you straight to our reception area.
If there is no one to assist you, please ring the Amazon doorbell located on the reception desk.


July 16
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Charlotte Java User Group
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1422 South Tryon St, Suite 600
Charlotte, NC 28203 US
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