Splash Biography



BOB ALLEN, Professional agile practices coach




Major: past Splash teacher

College/Employer: Not available.

Year of Graduation: G

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Companies hire me to teach their programmers how to do what they already know, BETTER.



Past Classes

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M489: How to write quality code like a professional in Rainstorm Fall 2020 (Dec. 05 - 06, 2020)
You already know how to write some code, but you want to learn the difference between the way you do it now, and how professionals who get paid good money write tested, easy to read, high-quality code. I'll teach you as much as I can in 90 minutes: it's about test DRIVING your code, and making code that reads like prose, aka "clean" code.


M26: Code Like a Pro - Java and BDD in Rainstorm Spring 2020 (May. 30 - 31, 2020)
You will use a free professional grade practice platform called Cyber-Dojo.org. No registration or any form of "account" is needed to us this platform. You will learn how to use Cucumber and Gherkin to code like a professional. You will be using your browser to read the directions, to write requirements, one at a time, in the form simple english statements that define explicit examples, and then, to satisfy those requirements by writing simple Object Oriented code in Java or JavaScript. You will also be using a professional screen-sharing and collaboration program called Zoom to control another person's browser.