In-Depth Training for Developers

Looking for intense hands-on developer training to help you take your dev career to a new level? VSLive! Training Seminars take our world-class education to you in an intimate virtual setting with an industry expert as your guide. Keep up-to-date on some of the hottest trends in the developer world to drive your career forward. These engaging and high-impact training seminars provide in-depth education and knowledge-share, networking with fellow peers, and one-on-one interaction with a skilled instructor to take what you have learned back to your office.

Who Should Attend?

This VSLive! hands-on seminar is open to everyone who develops software using C# and wants to improve the quality of the software they write. While you should have experience with C#, you will learn xUnit and MOQ, so no testing experience is required.

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2-Day Hands-On Training Seminar: Writing the Right Software and Proving It – The Art and Science of Unit and Integration Testing
July 25 – 26, 2022
9:00AM – 5:00PM (Central)
Level: Introductory / Intermediate

We all know that developing software is hard. New software projects are usually accompanied by vague requirements, tight deadlines, and anxious users. Updating applications already in production has the risk of introducing regression and/or side effect defects. Automated software testing can greatly improve the developer experience and software quality for both new and existing software efforts, thereby improving the end user experience. However, creating automated tests is a lot like playing chess. While the rules are simple, mastery takes a lot of effort and practice. Over these two days, you will learn and practice the skills necessary to gain the benefit of automated testing.

In this two day hands-on-lab, we begin with an open discussion of the benefits and friction of incorporating automated testing into your development process. We will then have a story mapping session to allow you, the attendees, to set additional goals for the course.

Next we dive deep into the tooling used in this course, xUnit and MOQ. xUnit is an open source automated testing framework for C#, and MOQ is an open source mocking framework. After gaining a thorough understanding of the tooling, we will explore Test Driven Development (TDD) through a series of software katas to make sure you are on your way to developing the necessary muscle memory to make TDD effective.

As Michael Feathers stated, any code that is not under test is considered legacy code, and that is the focus for the next section of the hands on lab. Adding testing to existing code is commonly referred to as Test Eventual Development (TED) and brings a whole new set of challenges.

The final section of the lab covers integration testing a Data Access Layer (DAL) using transacted automated tests.

Come join us for two days of improving your software quality!

You will learn:

  • The importance of automated testing
  • The importance of mocking out dependencies
  • The xUnit and MOQ frameworks
  • Test Driven Development (TDD) and Test Eventual Development (TED)
  • Transacted integration testing for data access layers

Attendee Workstation Requirements:
You must provide your own computer (Windows or Mac) for this hands-on lab workshop with a camera, wired Internet connection, speakers, and a microphone.

Your computer must have the ability to run C# 10 code: (One of Visual Studio 2022/VSCode 1.66+/VSMac/Rider/etc.) and access to SQL Server for integration tests.

Meet Our Speaker

Philip Japikse

An international speaker, Microsoft MVP, ASPInsider, MCSD, PSM II, PSD, and PST, and a passionate member of the developer community, Phil Japikse has been working with .NET since the first betas, developing software for over 35 years, and heavily involved in the agile community since 2005 as well as a Professional Scrum Trainer. Phil is co-author of best-selling books "Pro C# 7" and "Pro C# 8", the Lead Director for the Cincinnati .NET User’s Group and the Cincinnati Software Architect Group, co-hosted the Hallway Conversations podcast, founded the CincyDeliver conference, and volunteers for the National Ski Patrol. During the day, Phil works as the CTO for Pintas & Mullins. Phil always enjoys learning new tech and is always striving to improve his craft. You can follow Phil on twitter and read his blog.

Top Reasons To Join Us

In-Depth Training.

If you are a developer, tech lead, or industry professional looking for training, VSLive! Training Seminars provide focused in-depth training with one of the top experts in the field. Attend virtually to learn and practice the skills necessary to gain the benefit of automated testing.


With small classes and an expert instructor, the intimate virtual setting of these training courses allows for networking with your peers to learn from their experiences, problem-solve, and brings solutions back to your office.

Get the Most Out of Your Time.

If you don’t have time for a full 4, 5, or 6-day conference, look no further. VSLive! Virtual Training Seminars provide in-depth, actionable training in a two-day format to fit in with your busy schedule.

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Register Today to Reserve Your Space!


  • Early Bird Registration through July 8
  • Standard Registration through July 25
  • 2-Day Seminar
    (Price per attendee)
  • $1,250
  • $1,400
  • Team - 2-Day for Groups of 3 or More
    (Price per attendee)
  • $1,200
  • $1,350

Discounts are available for alumni, government employees, and educators. For more information, contact us at [email protected], or 949.296.9840.

Part of a team of 3 or more? Contact us at [email protected], or 949.296.9840 for more information and pricing.

Please make checks payable to: VSLive! Seminars

Send checks to: 1105 Media Inc. General Lockbox, File 2273, 1801 W Olympic Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91199-2273

Questions? Contact Sara Ross at [email protected], or 949.296.9840

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