About HJUG

HJUG is dedicated to the use of the Java™ Technology. We are one of the many Java User Groups worldwide. HJUG thanks Rice University Computer Science Department, Professors Dan Wallach and Robert 'Corky' Cartwright for their continuous sponsorship.

HJUG also thanks the Computer Science Technology Department of Houston Community College System, especially Abbas Alamnehe.

HJUG Officers

Jim Bethancourt
jimbethancourt AT gmail DOT com

Vice President of Free Stuff:
Clay Smith
uhclay AT gmail DOT com

Java Resource Coordinator:
Adam Roberts
aroberts AT alum DOT rit DOT edu

Houston TechFest Coordinator:
Stephen Nimmo
stephennimmo AT gmail DOT com

Java Community Process Representative:
Daniel Solano Gómez
jcp AT sattvik DOT com

Approval Tests

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Presented by

Scott Wierschem

Do you ever work on legacy code? Wouldn't you love to create characterization tests that could give you assurance of complete code coverage in just a few minutes?

When you're creating something new, how can you quickly come up with tests that exercise the code and get you to a working system?

Introducing Approval Tests: Like Batman's tool belt, it has exactly the tool you need, right when you need it!

  • Cover your legacy module quickly with tests so you can start refactoring.
  • Quickly generate TDD or BDD tests.
  • Easily generate large combinations of parameter sets to ensure complete functional coverage.
  • Unit test your Web UI without worrying about massive rewrites for every change.

Scott Wierschem will provide a quick overview of this handy tool. It's better than Bat Shark Repellant!

Scott Wierschem has been doing Java development since 1996. As a consultant for Bluware, he maintains a Swing desktop application that started being developed about that same time!

Meeting Sponsor:
Element Blue

Over the past decade, Element Blue has pursued creating a company that could not only build intelligent, sophisticated software, but also develop technologies that made advancements in communities and industries around the world.
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Please RSVP

Wednesday, July 26: RSVP by going to Eventbrite. We will need an accurate head count in order to know how much pizza to order.

Meeting Location: PROS

3100 Main
2nd floor Conference Room B
Houston, TX 77002

Suggested Parking:

Park across the street in the parking garage on Elgin (ideally on the 3rd floor) in any spot marked PROS Reserved (but not PROS Priority Reserved), taking a parking receipt as you enter the parking garage. Parking is free after 7:00 PM, so you won't have to pay as you exit. Take the elevator to the 3rd floor of the parking garage (if needed) and walk across the sky bridge. The HJUG meeting will be on the 2nd floor on the right just before you reach the elevator bank.

About our venue sponsor: PROS

We aren't your run-of-the-mill software company. We're true to our word. When we say your success is our number one priority, we mean it. We'll work side-by-side with you to deliver on every promise every time. At PROS, we don't just see ourselves building software. We see ourselves as building blocks in our customers' success stories.

Our Core Values:

  • Ownership - We take responsibility.
  • Passion - We love what we do.
  • Pride - We accept only the best.
  • Trust - We can be counted on.
  • Integrity - We do what's right.
  • Innovation - We create possibilities.
  • Customer Centricity - We put our customers first.

Door Prizes and Giveaways! - must RSVP on Eventbrite to win

Upcoming Meetings

Free membership. Free meetings. Free food (usually pizza).

USA JUGs Tour - Bringing Java and Cloud to Your City!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

3100 Main
2nd floor Conference Room B
Houston, TX 77002


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