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reply "wobbles" <grogan.colin gmail.com> writes:
So, I did a presentation to about 10 colleagues on a tool I wrote 
to aid in automated testing.

Basically went through how I built the application up to a point, 
realised I needed extra features and added to it, and went 
through some D features that aided in doing that - and also some 
of the wonderful libraries that helped too, like pegged (awesome 
library!)

Of the 10 (all of us testers by the way, not programmers) 9 had 
never seen the language before, 4 were quite interested in the 
language after - 2 of which came to me after looking to get more 
info on how you could do this and that in D, with the intention 
to go home to install dmd tonight.

Most importantly, my manager seemed ultra impressed with it too!

So, yeah, very positive experience with the language, thought I'd 
share! :)
Sep 03 2015
next sibling parent reply "Israel" <tl12000 live.com> writes:
On Thursday, 3 September 2015 at 20:05:14 UTC, wobbles wrote:
 So, I did a presentation to about 10 colleagues on a tool I 
 wrote to aid in automated testing.

 Of the 10 (all of us testers by the way, not programmers) 9 had 
 never seen the language before, 4 were quite interested in the 
 language after - 2 of which came to me after looking to get 
 more info on how you could do this and that in D, with the 
 intention to go home to install dmd tonight.

 Most importantly, my manager seemed ultra impressed with it too!

 So, yeah, very positive experience with the language, thought 
 I'd share! :)
In what professional field was this automated tool use in? Would be nice to know. Were those testers familiar with programming at all?
Sep 03 2015
parent "wobbles" <grogan.colin gmail.com> writes:
On Thursday, 3 September 2015 at 20:53:12 UTC, Israel wrote:
 On Thursday, 3 September 2015 at 20:05:14 UTC, wobbles wrote:
 So, I did a presentation to about 10 colleagues on a tool I 
 wrote to aid in automated testing.

 Of the 10 (all of us testers by the way, not programmers) 9 
 had never seen the language before, 4 were quite interested in 
 the language after - 2 of which came to me after looking to 
 get more info on how you could do this and that in D, with the 
 intention to go home to install dmd tonight.

 Most importantly, my manager seemed ultra impressed with it 
 too!

 So, yeah, very positive experience with the language, thought 
 I'd share! :)
In what professional field was this automated tool use in? Would be nice to know. Were those testers familiar with programming at all?
Our team was tasked with creating a nice CLI installer for our product, as we've moved to support headless-servers (so no GUI based installer). Testing this was a total PITA as it prompted you for info and you had to babysit it. So, dexpect was made. http://code.dlang.org/packages/dexpect Yeah, they would all be familiar with coding in Java/C# to a university level. The 2 whom were most interested in the language were the two whom do the most coding outside work. The rest were all... meh ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Sep 04 2015
prev sibling parent reply "Jack Stouffer" <jack jackstouffer.com> writes:
On Thursday, 3 September 2015 at 20:05:14 UTC, wobbles wrote:
 So, I did a presentation to about 10 colleagues on a tool I 
 wrote to aid in automated testing.
Would you mind putting the slides on slideshare? I'm curious.
Sep 03 2015
parent "wobbles" <grogan.colin gmail.com> writes:
On Thursday, 3 September 2015 at 23:14:54 UTC, Jack Stouffer 
wrote:
 On Thursday, 3 September 2015 at 20:05:14 UTC, wobbles wrote:
 So, I did a presentation to about 10 colleagues on a tool I 
 wrote to aid in automated testing.
Would you mind putting the slides on slideshare? I'm curious.
I had a look through the slides, 90% of them would be bound by a NDA (as most are on the actual tool - rather than the D language). Sorry!
Sep 04 2015