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Venkat Subramaniam to Speak on Debugging Ajax, Agile Development, Test Driven Development in .NET, Programming Groovy
Great Indian Developer Summit 2009 Indias Biggest Gathering of Software Developers

Bangalore, November 24, 2008:  Developing Ajax applications is a lot of fun, up until things stop working. In addition to the general programming complexities, you need to deal with browser differences, JavaScript, and framework idiosyncrasies. alert() often helps only to get our blood pressure high. Agile practitioner Venkat Subramaniam is coming back this summer to India's biggest summit for the developer ecosystem - Great Indian Developer Summit (http://www.developersummit.com/) with a two-prong approach to debugging Ajax. The first is a proactive step towards testing and developing Ajax applications in smaller steps. Second, when bugs still manage to creep in, exploring what tools can help to fix those bugs and keep your BP normal at the same time.

The co-author of the award-winning book 'Practices of an Agile Developer' Grails, along with its facility to develop test driven, is a killer combination, along with agile development, for rapidly developing web applications. Venkat will teach how to develop fully functional web application in Grails while also utilizing other capabilities like Ajax.

Venkat will be covering some tricky features of Java, those that can trip you over, and also look at some ways to improve your Java code. He will also step through the benefits of using Groovy, its features, how you can take advantage of metaprogramming and intermix with Java.

The founder of Agile Developer, Inc., will also conduct two 3-hour workshops -- on developing a sample application using Test Driven Development and; differentiating between different Domain Specific Languages (DSLs), their characteristics and how to edit, parse, and validate external DSLs using Java based tools.

About Great Indian Developer Summit
Great Indian Developer Summit, produced by Saltmarch Media is the biggest gathering of software developers from Java/J2EE, Microsoft computing technologies, Rich Internet Applications (RIA), Web 2.0, Ajax, Agile, SOA, and Enterprise IT. For both veterans and newcomers to the world of .NET, Java, and the Rich Web, the Great Indian Developer Summit provides participants with a well-balanced learning experience that guaranteed they went back with a richer understanding of the technologies that make a difference to their careers. See the GIDS 2008 Red Stripe Report: http://www.developersummit.com/2008/report/pdf/Red_Stripe_Report-GIDS08.zip

Over 3000 qualified and talented delegates attended GIDS 2008 - Source: The Hindu - Monday, 26 May 2008 (http://www.developersummit.com/2008/report/postPress.html). With outstanding educational sessions, powerhouse speakers, a high-profile award ceremony, GIDS 2009 will feature premium knowledge, action plans and advise from been-there-done-it veterans, creators, and visionaries. For further information on GIDS 2009, please visit the summit on the web http://www.developersummit.com/

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