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Advance your Craft

If you want to learn something properly and want to improve your own abilities, then you will need to study and practice. A craftsman doesn’t learn his craft in a single day, but goes through an apprenticeship and makes practice pieces. A musician learns how to play her instrument from a more experienced musician, and practices daily.

Twice I have tried to teach myself how to play the (bass) guitar. Both times I failed miserably. For my third attempt I hired a teacher to help me overcome the initial hurdles. These days, I play bass guitar for an hour each day and have lots of fun with it.

The same is true for software development and Behaviour Driven Development. Learning these things is much more effective when an experience coach is at hand to guide you through the first steps and to show you the advanced tricks.

In November and December, there are three opportunities to get this kind of support for Behaviour Driven Development and SpecFlow:

Training and practice are important in order to advance your craft. Take advantage of these opportunities. I, Dirk Rombauts, would be very glad to welcome you at my course in Vienna in December!

Dirk Rombauts

Dirk Rombauts is a Software Developer with more than 10 years of experience working in .NET. He has been working with Behaviour Driven Development for several years now and thinks it is the best thing to happen to software development since the invention of coffee.

He is the maintainer of Pickles, the open source Living Documentation generator and is in the process of setting up Pickles Pro, a company that aims to make you self-sufficient in all matters BDD.