MVVM Jam — Prerequisites

For those in the Ann Arbor, Michigan area, you might be familiar with the “Come Jam With Us” project.  Every week, we get together for an hour and code on a particular topic.  It is usually led by one or two people and the rest of the group codes along in order to learn about the topic at hand.  It is a really great forum for learning new concepts and technologies.

This week, on Tuesday, March 2nd, I will be hosting an MVVM jam session at 5:30 (directions).  I will be taking you through the process of transforming a “Ball of Mud” application to use the MVVM architecture.  We will do this in a test-driven way, so you can see the testability story of MVVM.

The prerequisites are very simple:

1. Visual Studio 2008 or 2010 or Visual Studio Express (free)

2. Download the sample project.  It is a rudimentary Twitter search application written with WPF.

3. You should have some way of running NUnit tests from Visual Studio.  If you have ReSharper or TestDriven.Net (or any similar plug-in), then you are all set.  ReSharper has a free 30 day trial and TestDriven.Net has a free version for personal use.

I hope to see you there!

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