Roy Osherove is giving an hands-on TDD Masterclass in the UK

Roy Osherove is giving an hands-on TDD Masterclass in the UK, September 21-25. Roy is author of “The Art of Unit Testing” (http://www.artofunittesting.com/), a leading tdd & unit testing book; he maintains a blog at http://iserializable.com (which amoung other things has critiqued tests written by Microsoft for asp.net MVC – check out the testreviews category) and has recently been on the Scott Hanselman podcast (http://bit.ly/psgYO) where he educated Scott on best practices in Unit Testing techniques. For a further insight into Roy’s style, be sure to also check out Roy’s talk at the recent Norwegian Developer’s Conference (http://bit.ly/NuJVa).

Full Details here: http://bbits.co.uk/tddmasterclass

bbits are holding a raffle for a free ticket for the event. To be eligible to win the ticket (worth £2395!) you MUST paste this text, including all links, into your blog and emailIan@bbits.co.uk with the url to the blog entry.  The draw will be made on September 1st and the winner informed by email and on bbits.co.uk/blog

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Google map geocoding for the UK

Those of you based in the UK who have created Googlemap mash ups in your umbraco sites or any other site for that matter, may have come across geo coding issues for UK post codes.  In some instances they can be out by quite a bit.  The actual google website is accurate however doing a look up via the api sometimes is not.  Its all to do with Royal mail licensing. Anyhow there is a hack and it works see here.