September Meeting: Test Doubles

Join Gravity IT Resources and us on Tuesday, September 24th, at 6:00 PM in the Redwood Conference Room of the Microsoft Charlotte Office. Test Doubles, also sometimes called Mocks, help us build unit tests for classes that have dependencies. This will be a presentation on what sort of decisions drive how we create our test doubles. Not all test doubles are created equal, and not all of them function the same way. The code we wish to test has needs that vary from situation to situation. That means we need to alter how we create our test doubles to accommodate those different situations.

By the end of the presentation, we’ll have a shortlist of the types of needs that exist, and some examples of how to address each.

Note: All of the examples will be in C#.NET (Core). However, the concepts discussed are not language-specific.

The meeting presenter is Derick Linkous.

Derick has been writing software for two decades, primarily using the Microsoft stack (C#, ASP.NET, and SQL Server), and more recently, Amazon Web Services. A self-described Clean Code evangelist, Derick enjoys focusing on how to write code that is easy to read, and easy to maintain.

The meeting sponsor is Gravity IT Resources.

Gravity IT Resources is a talent-centric, referral-driven, and culture focused IT staffing firm. We’ve decided to offer a new approach to staffing, one that puts IT talent at the center of the universe. We believe that by putting IT talent at the heart of everything we do, we can offer IT talent AND our clients real value.

Our programs and methodology are designed to meet the needs of both IT talent and the discriminating clients that need IT talent to deliver business results. Our talent-centric, referral-driven and culture-focused approach offers “a better way forward” for consultants, clients, and the entire IT ecosystem. Learn more at

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April Meeting: Progressive Web Apps

Join Gravity IT Resources and us on Tuesday, April 23rd, at 6:00 PM in the Redwood Conference Room of the Microsoft Charlotte Office. Progressive Web Applications (PWA) challenges us to reimagine what a web app is, and it’s capabilities. In this talk we will cover the what, why, and how of PWAs. We will take a look at some popular PWAs and see how innovators are using PWAs to address complex business needs. We will also dissect a PWA to learn how to build these new apps and how you may be able to leverage them for your existing applications.

The meeting presenter is Adam Vaden.

Adam is the Co-Owner and Chief Technologist of V2 Tools, an emerging software consulting firm. He has a passion for software and is always experimenting with the latest technology. His current focus is on Kubernetes and bringing the platform to the arm ecosystem. Adam has experience architecting and building applications that range from integrating custom control plane software to distributed real-time data processing systems.

The meeting sponsor is Gravity IT Resources.

Do you have a recruiting firm that pays your power bill? How about your phone bill? Or your cable and internet bill? Gravity IT Resources wants to pay you for what you already do in referring highly endorsed colleagues for new job opportunities. To help us better serve clients, we also leverage AI and crowdsourcing techniques to identify elite talent in the IT ecosystem. How does it work? Gravity incents referrals by sharing a meaningful portion of our perm placement fees and contract revenue with the referrer.

  • Direct Hire Referral Fee: 10% (usually $750 – $3,000)
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Downloads: Slides

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