Posted on May 2021 By Ellie Taylor
iO Associates are delighted to bring you our next .Net Virtual Meetup! We were joined by Poornima Nayar & Clare Sudbery who presented a fantastic session on ‘GraphQL in .Net Core & How to Stop Testing and Break Your Code Base'.
The first half of the session was led by Poornima:
‘GraphQL is a cool kid on the block. It's a term that is gaining traction these days and the tech stack is getting quite popular. In my session, I introduced GraphQL as a concept. From there on, we looked at how we can create a GraphQL service and consume that GraphQL service in a Blazor App’.
Poornima is an Umbraco MVP has over 10 years of experience in .Net, she is passionate about learning new technologies and keeping herself up-to-date with the latest developments in technology. Based in Langley, she mothers a little girl and spends her spare time reading, cooking, watching movies, enjoying music and she is undergoing training in Indian Classical music.
The second half of this session was led by Clare Sudbery:
"Recently, I asked a friend to pair with me on a personal project because my testing strategy was getting lax. I stopped testing for bad reasons, but started again for good ones. The experience has allowed me to demonstrate in practice the impact it can have on your code base when you don't test, and also when you do. This talk, based on simple practical examples, will explain exactly why unit tests, a TDD approach and pairing can make all the difference to your code."
Clare asked: Do you code on your own? When you do, do you write unit tests? Do you agree that there are benefits to using test-driven development?
Clare is a Lead Engineer with Made Tech, she is a maths graduate with 20 years of software engineering experience, and a particular interest in teaching and mentoring; encouraging more women into IT; and banishing impostor syndrome. She is on a mission to awaken the inner geek in clever women (and men) everywhere.
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