Latest Live Episodes
Don’t Repeat Your CSSWed, 7 Oct
We continue factoring out CSS common to our buttons. Our two buttons have some significant differences, particularly with regard to positioning and colors, but we end up with a nice clean solution... and delete a bunch of duplicated CSS along the way.
Challenges of CSS ReuseMon, 5 Oct
It’s time to refactor the CSS for our clear button. This one is particularly interesting because it’s simultaneously an element inside our drawing area and a type of button. There’s an opportunity here to factor out the commonalities between the two buttons... but how can we do it cleanly?
Test-Driven ElementsWed, 30 Sep
We finish unit testing our drawing area's CSS arrow and canvas elements. Figuring out to test-drive block elements has been a challenge, but by the end of the episode, we’ve got it under control.
The Build StepFri, 2 Oct
In order for our modules to work in production, we need to run a third-party tool on them first. (In our case, Browserify.) This is called a “build step.” We walk through the process manually, then update our automated build to do it automatically.
Modules in ProductionFri, 25 Sep
We can use CommonJS modules to organize our test files, but we don’t yet have the same ability in our production code. When we try, the application just crashes. We introduce Browserify and Webpack, two popular tools for supporting CommonJS in production, then demonstrate how to install and use Browserify.
Modular TestsFri, 18 Sep
An in-depth screencast about
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What is Test-Driven Development?
Who am I?
I’m James Shore. I’ve been building applications using test-driven development and other Agile techniques for over 15 years. I’m a recipient of the Agile Alliance’s Gordon Pask Award for Contributions to Agile Practice and I wrote a book called The Art of Agile Development.
What You Get
This screencast series focuses on rigorous, professional web development. That means test-driven development, of course, and also techniques such as build automation, continuous integration, refactoring, and evolutionary design. We test against multiple browsers and platforms, including iOS, and we use Node.js on the server.
All videos are DRM-free, available for streaming or download, and all source code is included.
The series consists of four main channels. The “Recorded Live” channel focuses on real-world development, warts and all. It’s meant for experienced programmers.
If you’re a new developer, the “How To” channel is for you. It’s meant for beginners who have recently learned to program and are ready to start their professional career.
The “Lessons Learned” channel provides concise reviews of key topics, such as continuous integration, test-driven development, and build automation. It’s great for review and reference.
Advanced programmers will enjoy “The Lab”, our channel focused on exploring new tools and ideas.
New videos are published every week. At the time of this writing, a new “Recorded Live” episode is released every Monday and Wednesday, and a new “How To” episode is released every Friday.
When the current “How To” season finishes, we will probably return releasing a new “Lessons Learned” or “The Lab” episode on the first Friday of every month.
“Recorded Live” and “How To” episodes are about 15 minutes long. “Lessons Learned” videos are typically about 15-30 minutes long, and episodes of “The Lab” tend to be about an hour.
I have learned so much more than I expected.
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wish the series wouldn’t end some day.