[triangle-zpug] February meeting at Duke?
bbest at duke.edu
Thu Feb 17 19:45:22 CET 2005
Thanks Tom! I love the idea of an extreme programming development workshop.
Yes, your unittest and PloneTestCase is a thing of beauty in understanding
the innards of Plone and the elegance of Python, so I for one would welcome
that as an intro. I'd like to see the Plone Help Center since I've missed
the sprints so far, and would like to play with using a good working IDE
(probably Wing IDE) setup with Plone debugging.
> > That brings us to the issue 2. Any takers for presenting, or other
> > ideas for discussion?
> Like I told Chris las week...if no one has any other ideas,
> maybe we could turn the meeting into a brief (2 hour) coding
> Those of us who have done Plone or PHC work can try to knock
> off a few more items in the PloneHelpCenter TODO.txt. In any
> case, maybe we can finish getting the test data generation
> scripts for PHC to create content for the remaining content
> types. Others can come and get help with getting a Plone
> development environment (VerboseSecurity, PloneTestCase,
> mkzope.py, etc.) set up. Those not interested in Plone
> development could come and bring whatever project they want
> to play with for a couple of hours. Install an IDE you've
> been wanting to try and play with it. Spend a couple of
> hours with a standard or third party module or Product that
> you've been meaning to try (unittest, doctest, socket,
> ReportLab, Numeric, DCWorkflowDump, etc.).
> Basically, we could try turning the meeting into a
> development workshop. It gives you 2 hours to force yourself
> to do something with Python or Zope that you've been meaning
> to do but just haven't found the time. There are other
> Python and Zope users in the room so that you have help (or at least
> sympathy) if you get stuck. :) If you have nothing to work
> on, you can come and pair program with someone who does.
> If people really need something to get us started, maybe we
> could try short little talks. For example, for those who
> have now heard me talk about unittest and PloneTestCase, I
> could give a 10 minute lightening talk about how I used
> PloneTestCase to fix a bug in PloneHelpCenter's workflow
> without really knowing much about how Plone workflow works.
> It's a very practical example of how you can use
> PloneTestCase during real development so that you can fix
> bugs with confidence even on code that you don't know very well.
> Now, I'm not sure whether this type of meeting would work at
> all, but I think that I'd enjoy it, and that's what's really
> important here, isn't it? ;-)
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