Student Quotes

The following quotes are taken from student class evaluations and appear verbatim (other than clarifying elements provided in brackets [], and minor typographical corrections).

  • “Informative and practical. [Jeff is] engaging, patient, passionate about the subject.” – anonymous
  • “Very engaging. Liked the exercises that were given to work on. [Jeff is] good and resourceful.” – anonymous
  • “Course is nice, learned more on TDD. Being an experienced developer, most of the unit testing concepts are already known. [Jeff is] nice and interactive.” – anonymous
  • “The course was great! This course really helped to solidify my understanding of TDD. I liked that we had a good portion of time dedicated to practicing the concepts. Jeff is a wonderful instructor. He is very knowledgeable of the material, and he is very helpful in explaining the concepts.” – Cheryl G.
  • “Learned a lot what TDD is about. [Jeff is] very knowledgable and hands-on.” – anonymous
  • “Great class! Lots of fun in learning. Lots of valuable practice during class. No pressure. [Jeff is] very knowledgable. Clear flow on instruction giving valuable practice.” – Rong W.
  • “It was a good course. I learned a lot of new things. The exercises were fun. [Jeff] explained everything in detail. Had in-depth knowledge on the topics he was explaining.” – anonymous
  • “Very informative. I came in with some knowledge of TDD. The practical hands-on exercises helped explain/reinforce topics for me. I also learned a few new things in the course as well. [Jeff is] very knowledgeable on the subject matter. I enjoyed his teaching style.” – Jason P.
  • “[Jeff is] very good, clear delivery and knowledgeable.” – Sean G.
  • “This is an engaging course. Lots of great information about BDD. Jeff does a great job explaining the concepts as well as debating schools of thought. He does a great job of facilitating conversations. Thank you for this course. :-)” – Cheryl G.
  • “This is a very useful class. [Jeff is] very knowledgeable.” – Rong W.
  • “Very enlightening. I was only vaguely familiar with BDD and this course provided a lot of information and answers to my question. Excellent class and teaching style.” – anonymous
  • “A broad introduction to BDD. [Jeff] facilitated lively discussion. Allowed class to discuss LN specific complexities.” – anonymous
  • “Learned lots of new content. [Jeff is] very knowledgeable.” – anonymous
  • “Very helpful and informational about TDD approach. [Jeff is] friendly and helpful to run the tests.” – anonymous
  • “Good start to understanding TDD. Really good hands on exercises. Good setup and material to get people started.” – anonymous
  • “Good–changes approach to the problem. [Jeff is a] knowledgeable person and good speaker.” – anonymous
  • “Concise and conceptual with exercises to realize. [Jeff is] very knowledgeable, good articulation and presentation.” – Gautam M.
  • “The course was very good in getting a very good understanding of test-driven development. Unit test writing can be improved a lot with this course. Mob/pair programming seemed very interesting. Jeff was very precise and clear. The exercises were fun and we learned some very useful stuff.” – anonymous
  • “Very useful content that helps to create better written, better designed code. Liked that it was very hands-on. [Jeff is] energetic, passionate, prepared, knowledgeable.” – anonymous
  • “Very good jump start for a beginner programmer. Good knowledge on the course.” – anonymous
  • “Very good and useful.” – Satheesh K. M.
  • “Very useful to see what is TDD. Keep doing good teaching. I like your teaching style.” – anonymous
  • “Very hands-on, engaging & awesome. Very well planned course. No point of time was bored in the class.” – Arun T.
  • “It has been very educational for someone with little unit testing experience. Very good job, knowledgeable in many areas.” – anonymous
  • “1. Well structured. 2. Engaging–lots of hands on. 3. I followed every bit of it. Jeff is knowledgeable, lots of experience on the topics he discussed. Jeff managed time well. He discussed all the exercises we did.” – anonymous
  • “More useful than expected. Very focused and explained in detail. Covered design aspects also.” – Khaleel M.
  • “Very good and worthwhile. Reminded developers of the key parts of creating code which is elegant and testable. Great delivery, approachable and friendly.” – anonymous
  • “Very informative about TDD. Very good example exercises that reinforced the concepts being taught. Instructor was very knowledgeable about both TDD and coding in general. He was very good at adopting examples and discussions to incorporate questions or topics brought up by the class.” – Alex L.
  • “Very informational and exercises kept me to review the discussed subject. [Jeff is] very intelligent and knew what he was talking about. I know programmers can be hard to deal with but you did very well to answer everything!” – Hung P.
  • “Really enjoyed it. I liked the tradeoff between lecture and active development. [Jeff has] excellent knowledge of subject matter. Obvious he has a lot of experience in this topic.” – anonymous
  • “It is definitely a useful course. It helped me a lot on understanding the importance of TDD. [Jeff is] very inclusive. Entire session was interactive.” – anonymous
  • “Very interesting. [Jeff is] very knowledgeable and very thoughtful. Covered all required concepts.” – anonymous
  • “Loved it. Thank you for presenting. [Jeff is] extremely knowledgable. Challenged the class and made it fun.” – anonymous
  • “Awesome stuff! Jeff is outstanding. Very knowledgeable.” – anonymous
  • “The course was awesome. Learnt lot of new things on TDD and refactoring. Jeff is one of the best instructors I have come across. Very thorough and technical.” – anonymous
  • “Interesting course, good mix of practical and explanations. Lots of helpful hints on other part of development, such as refactoring and working with legacy code.” – anonymous
  • “Good intro and then gradual build up to the more interesting stuff we would do on a daily basis. Good paced. Clear and easy to understand.” – anonymous
  • “Course was well thought out and provided several opportunities to practice. Jeff was very well spoken and provided a great depth of knowledge and experience.” – anonymous
  • “[Jeff is] very knowledgeable, great presentation skill.” – anonymous
  • “Very interesting. Made me look at/consider new ways of looking at things. Very eye-opening. [Jeff is] very personable & knowledgeable.” – anonymous
  • “No issues with course. Helps with returning to coding area. Excellent.” – Russ K.
  • “I really enjoyed these three days and I got to learn a lot of new tricks. I felt Jeff is very knowledgeable and he knows his stuff as well as very good instructor.” – Yatin P.
  • “Course really was helpful. Instructor was helpful and was prepared with the good exercises.” anonymous
  • “This course was great. This will help me to implement TDD in future project.” – anonymous
  • “Instructor knows the material well, and is well prepared to answer questions.” – anonymous
  • “Enjoyable and insightful. [Jeff was] knowledgeable and engaging.” – anonymous

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  • “Course was excellent. Very interactive, great instructor. [How might we improve the course?] You can’t, it was fantastic.” – Aaron G.
  • “Good course. Started slow but I liked the exercises on days 2 and 3. [Jeff was] knowledgeable and was open to helping anyone with any problem.” – Craig W.
  • “Loved the course content. Covered what I was expecting. I liked how the instructor conducted class. Liked the idea of pairing during exercises. Loved the class.” – Salman R.
  • “Learned a lot about TDD, it’s helpful for my work. Jeff is knowledgeable and clearly taught us how TDD works.” – anonymous
  • “Enjoyed the course, learned a lot. [Jeff is] very knowledgeable.” –
  • “Very informative course that gives a good base for starting unit testing. A lot of new information. [Jeff] answers all questions right away, gives hints what would possibly can be changed.” – anonymous
  • “Extremely helpful. Jeff seemed very knowledgeable on the subject.” – Michael B.
  • “Very good course coming from a QA perspective. Good instructor.” – Andrew C.
  • “Interesting, engaging, team exercises fun. [Jeff is] enthusiastic, personable, engaging, knew his stuff.” – Drew
  • “Informative/helpful/overall good way to understand unit testing. [Jeff is] very knowledgeable on topic.” – anonymous
  • “Course contents are good. Useful links on the course. [Jeff is] Very good and thorough. Good knowledge about TDD and concepts.” – Vipul
  • “Very informative. Material presented has been very relevant and applicable to the day-to-day work I do. Very valuable. Mr. Langr has been amazing. He covers material thoroughly and presents ideas in a clear, concise manner. I felt engaged and got a lot out of this course.” – Cameron
  • “Very thorough course on test driven development. Good reminders on how to test and when to test. Great overview of the importance of unit testing, of mocking, and framework mockito. I also thoroughly enjoyed the pairing exercises. [Jeff is] very energetic and connectable. Easily grabs attention of audience and keeps it throughout entire lecture. Helpful and insightful when answering questions.” – Taylor S
  • “Well done. Very good intro to TDD. Everything was explained well with good examples.” – Josh S.
  • “The course was informative and filled with lots of good content. Jeff is a skilled and competent instructor. He builds a safe environment to express questions and to be wrong in the effort to grow. I would gladly learn from Jeff again.” – David B.
  • “I thought this course was very helpful. It had a good balance of explanation and practice.” – anonymous
  • “This is a good course for learning TDD, why we need to use TDD and how to do it. Jeff is a great instructor and knowledgeable. Learnt a lot through this course.” – Tony M.
  • “The course is just enough to get the best of TDD.” – anonymous
  • “[Jeff is] clearly an expert on the subject.” – Sam
  • “Very good course that provides a broad overview on TDD practices and techniques. [Jeff is a ] very knowledgeable expert on test-driven development who provides insight on industry practices.” – Daniel
  • “[Jeff is] very well informed. Felt like was being taught by a code guru. Excited to say I was taught by a contributor of “Clean Code.” – John S.
  • “Jeff made the topics easy to follow. He was also very helpful during the exercises without giving away too much.” – Derek M.
  • “[Jeff is] very smart and knowledgeable. Great to hear solid insight on a lot of patterns and the ideas behind doing things certain ways.” – anonymous
  • “I enjoyed the course. I have been doing TDD for a while, so it was a good refresher course for me, and would be an excellent course for a beginner. [Jeff is] very good at explaining concepts, open-minded and open to discussions, helpful, and doesn’t talk down to beginners.” – Jeff S.
  • “The course was a great introductory to TDD and how it improves the efficiency of your code. [Jeff is] very knowledgeable and great examples through experience to share with the class.” – [illegible]
  • “I feel much more confident about TDD and refactoring best practices. It makes me more passionate about the “art” of software development. [Jeff] knows his stuff. I like that he used index cards for questions. Very adaptable to the needs/understanding of the class.” – anonymous
  • “I really enjoyed the course… Jeff’s great; he’s constantly asking for and adapting to feedback.” – Tiffany
  • “Very useful course, from both theoretical and especially practical perspectives. Jeff is a very knowledgeable instructor. He explores subject from different sides, explains how a problem might be solved in different languages / frameworks.” – Azat S.
  • “This course was well-constructed and reasonably well-paced. The instructor did a good job of ‘selling’ the concept of TDD. I feel a lot less skeptical about the approach than I was initially, and am keen to put the approach into practice.” – Kelvin H.
  • “It made me think about development in a different way! Good / well-paced class.” – Terry B.
  • “I initially bristled at the idea of pair-programming. Jeff convinced me that it’s worth a try. So I’d say he’s got an effective style.” – Peter Y.
  • “As someone who started programming with TDD a long time ago, this was a great refresher. Jeff was really clear while answering questions, encouraging pairing and interaction. Weighing the pros & cons of a certain method of doing things provided a clear sense of where the trade-off was involved.” – Sreevatsa S.
  • “The course provided excellent first-hand experience working with TDD. Jeff was a great instructor, spoke clearly, and paced the class well. He provided excellent examples and assistance during the course.” – Brandon F.
  • “Helped with overall understanding of TDD practice. [Instructor] did well with covering all relevant topics.” – anonymous
  • “Excellent.”
  • “Comprehensive. Very good exercises [which] made us think and work through the problems.” – David R.
  • “Very informative. Exactly what I needed.” – anonymous
  • “I learnt a whole new method of software development. Very fascinating.” – anonymous
  • “I had something to learn from every aspect of the class.” – anonymous
  • “Great course.” – anonymous
  • “Good info. [Jeff is] very knowledgeable.” – anonymous
  • “Excellent. [Jeff is a] Fitnesse expert, very friendly and helpful.” – Sudeep K.
  • “Jeff is good! He’s also willing to answer all questions.” – anonymous
  • “A lot of great information condensed into two full days. Jeff was a great resource on basic and advanced Fitnesse principles.” – anonymous
  • “Jeff articulately explained Fitnesse and related testing concepts. [He is] high energy, passionate, patient.” – anonymous
  • “Good refresher course. Liked that it was interactive.” – Lars O.
  • “The course was very interesting and detailed. A lot of content. The instructor was awesome! Very knowledgeable about the course.” – Zehra P.
  • “Very informative.” – anonymous
  • “Excellent – good balance between demonstration and hands-on.” – anonymous
  • “This is a great course.” – anonymous
  • “Informative, easy to follow.” – anonymous
  • “It was very informative and quickly covers a lot of material in a short amount of time.” – anonymous
  • “Clearly explained; good examples” – anonymous
  • “Great course!” – anonymous
  • “Great. Very helpful!” – anonymous
  • “Jeff, you’re very knowledgeable, engaging, well spoken. Presentation was great and applicable. I will apply what was presented in my daily work.” – anonymous
  • “Good overview. [Jeff is] very knowledgeable.” – anonymous
  • “Very good content, easy to understand. [Jeff is] very good; content covered was well-communicated.” – anonymous
  • “Very relevant to where we want to be. [Jeff] kept a good pace.” – anonymous
  • “[Jeff] has a good presentation style. Very knowledgeable on the agile methodology.” – anonymous
  • “Good introduction to agile! [Jeff is] very knowledgeable and experienced.” – anonymous
  • “Training is good, I believe this could work within the the organization. [Jeff] conducted the training in a very fluent way. Concepts were good, examples were good, good rhythm.” – Alejandro F.
  • “Informative, interactive. [Jeff is] punctual, helpful, clear and understanding. Engages with students.” – anonymous
  • “As an overview, I found the course very informative. [Jeff is] very informative.” – anonymous
  • “Good content; useful concepts. [Jeff is] knowledgeable, energetic; good delivery.” – anonymous
  • “This course complemented the pre-course reading material, not just a re-hash. [Jeff is] informative, knowledgeable, interactive, and entertaining. He presented it in a way I could learn from.” – anonymous
  • “[Jeff is] knowledgeable and clearly experienced.” – anonymous
  • “The material covered was applicable and will be useful. Pulled together the pieces of information I already had. [Jeff] knows his materials. Good speaker. He did not just do a textbook delivery of the information.” – anonymous
  • “Very informative. Having zero knowledge of agile before this class, I feel I understand the process now. [Jeff is] well-spoken and knowledgeable.” – anonymous
  • “Good course. Interactive, good presentation.” – anonymous
  • “I liked the concrete exercises. [Jeff is] very clear in instruction/description, great real-world examples.” – anonymous
  • “Helped us understand agile practices. [Jeff is] very knowledgeable and overall a good trainer.” – anonymous
  • “I liked it, well organized. [Jeff is] very good and well prepared.” – anonymous
  • “Very informative; good exercises. Jeff is very knowledgeable.” – Rick P.
  • “Very informative. Conversationalist style kept me engaged.” – anonymous
  • “Good overview of agile. [Jeff is] knowledgeable and fluid.” – anonymous
  • “Solid intro.” – anonymous
  • “Really enjoyed it. I’ve been working in agile for some time, and the course still gave me some things to think about. [Jeff] made the topics easy to follow and kept people engaged.” – Ben G.
  • “Good practical course” – anonymous
  • “Excellent” – anonymous
  • “Very valuable. Very useful to educate management about the benefits of agile.” – anonymous
  • “Great insight into Test-Driven Development, whether you are brand-new to the concept, or have been practicing it for a while. Incorporates a brief history of TDD to what is currently being used today, and the best practices for each. A very open and discussive environment if one may need to understand something better. [Jeff is] Very knowledgeable on TDD; takes the time to ask us how to get to the next step instead of rushing ahead and leaving people behind. Very approachable and open to any question one may have. Great to follow along as he goes through the exercises. [The class] was a great formal introduction to TDD that I’ve needed. Filled the gap to any questions I may have had from learning TDD on my own.” – Scott B.
  • “Great exercises. [Jeff is] good at explaining things, with history and “why” of subjects.” – David F.
  • “Great introduction to TDD. I am sold on the concept. [Jeff is] very good. Explains concepts well and the reasons of their importance.” – Hunter S.
  • “Very good course. I learned a lot about what I was lacking before like how to start and mocking. Good examples from [Jeff’s] previous jobs helped show importance of topics.” – Zach W.
  • “The simple examples were easy to follow while still demonstrating the point well. Would be especially useful for inexperienced developers. [Jeff is] personable, passionate, and charismatic. Enjoyable to listen to over the course of a three-day class.” – Thomas D.
  • “Great course, explained why as well as how.” – Brett C.
  • “It was very good and I learned a lot. [Jeff] seemed very knowledgable in everything he taught.” – anonymous
  • “I think the course is well-planned and delivered; I have learned a great deal. The instructor is very knowledgeable, experienced, and very helpful.” – Tracy X.
  • “Informative and engaging. Able to quickly cover a large idea very effectively.
  • “Excellent overview highlighting reasons behind established practices.
  • “Helped me identify better ways to begin testing.” – Kirk U.
  • “The course was very good overall. [Instructor had] very good knowledge of his subject.” – Christophe B.
  • “Very good description of TDD. [Instructor] knew course material well.” – Richard N.
  • “An excellent starting point on TDD if you are new to the subject. Excellent material and examples. [Instructor] knows what he is doing! … This course gave me a very good understanding on the subject. I believe this course will enable me to get started with TDD more effectively and quicker.” – anonymous
  • “Good introduction to TDD. Good mix of labs, lectures, and promoting the value of TDD… Jeff communicates the content well. Pacing is about right.” – anonymous
  • “Relevant to the work I’m doing.” – anonymous
  • “Excellent course on TDD. Good conceptual understanding of TDD after the course along with some lab sessions. Instructor understood the level of audience and delivered in accordance with [their] need. Quite knowledgeable person with deep understanding of TDD … & other methodologies. Learnt actual TDD approach coming up with problem solution/design while developing the TDD framework. Really great & different view.” – Nachiket D.
  • “Knows a lot about TDD and why it is beneficial. Good level of interaction. Instructor very approachable.” – anonymous
  • “Knows his stuff. Is nice to have an instructor that isn’t too dogmatic in his approach to TDD.” – anonymous
  • “Good content, good pacing, interesting and useful exercises. [Instructor has] very good presentation skills. Obviously has relevant real-world experience. Excellent.” – anonymous
  • “[Instructor is] knowledgeable. Pragmatic. Encourages exploring different techniques before deciding on which one to adopt.” – anonymous
  • “Very convincing.” – anonymous
  • “Very clear and effective.” – anonymous
  • “Skilled exponent of TDD. Excellent communicator. Not dogmatic, quite balanced view of pros & cons of TDD and unit testing.” – Chris C.
  • “Jeff knows his stuff and it is great that he can talk from personal experience.” – Hano B.
  • “Very good course. Jeff excels at explaining the entire spectrum of TDD, unit tests, legacy code, and the pros and cons of TDD.” – Ben H.
  • “Good course. Good to see dogma-free TDD discussions and a practical approach to TDD.” – Bazil G.
  • “Well worth the time. [Instructor is] great. Very knowledgeable, polite, patient, and attentive.” – Carlos P.
  • “The course helped me put TDD in proper perspective. … Jeff kept us all engaged.” – Nehal K
  • “Jeff did a great job. He answered questions in a patient, clear manner…” – anonymous
  • “Enjoyed learning it, looking forward to using it.” – anonymous
  • “Extremely valuable training course.” – anonymous
  • “… this course is great to educate developers on good design practice.” – anonymous
  • “Very unexpected, learned how unit testing can be done easier and not mundane while adding value from the get-go.” – anonymous
  • “Jeff is very knowledgeable and a very good instructor.” – anonymous
  • “Eye-opening course …” – anonymous
  • “Excellent course for those who interact with unit testing on day-to-day basis.” – anonymous
  • “Great class.” – anonymous
  • “[Jeff was] insightful and knowledgeable.” – anonymous
  • “Good use of live demos. I liked the in-class exercises. Lectures were clear.” – anonymous
  • “TDD does seem to be of real value to improve your code/design. I was skeptical coming into the class ….” – Noor Z.
  • “[Jeff] was very detailed and had experience in field. Hands-on exercises were relevant and got teams to experience material.” – anonymous
  • “Knows what he is speaking about and was very clear in explaining things.” – anonymous
  • “Really good in explaining and very confident in giving the right answers to the queries/clarifications.” – anonymous
  • “Overall great and very useful, I got a lot out of it!” – anonymous
  • “The content and instructor are awesome! Wish the training lasted longer.” – Utkarsh S.
  • “It’s been an eye opener … ” – anonymous
  • “Course content is very good and really helped to understand [TDD] better.” – anonymous
  • “Very insightful. Would love to adapt this practice in development.” – Nanda D.
  • “Energetic, knowledgable, keeps it interesting.” – Priyanka J.
  • “Fantastic teaching skills. Even complex topics were communicated in a simple way. … Every developer should go through this training.” – Raghu N.
  • “I like that Jeff focused on solving some of the things that could be improved in our projects. Well-defined action items came out of the class.”
  • “Would recommend to others!” – anonymous
  • “Properly positioned me to be able to evolve my TDD skills.” – Matt Cummings
  • “The course was very beneficial. After 2 years of programming with TDD I thought I knew most of how to test code but this cleared up confusions and things I did wrong.” – Stephen L.
  • “Content was precisely what I needed to help expand my TDD knowledge, and 99% of the content is applicable to my day to day tasks. Course progressed in a meaningful way, not too difficult, not too easy. Slides were more useful than other presentations I’ve attended–they make for great reuse/practice.” – Mike Bruzina
  • “Great amount of content for the short amount of time allotted for the training.” – Kyle Turner
  • “Very informative course with lots of techniques to unit test code. Lots of great information abuot TDD! I learned so much.” – Vinicio A. Aizpurua
  • “Great course. I feel like I learned a lot.” – anonymous
  • “Lots of helpful information that I can apply to my everyday tasks.” – anonymous
  • “Very useful and enjoyed very much. Learned TDD in very realistic way to approach. One very excellent and practical training classes I have attended.” – anonymous
  • “The content of the course was directly applicable to the development skills that I need to grow. Jeff is a great instructor. His experience allows him to lead a very practical and real-world class.” – anonymous
  • “The material was up to date with best approaches in the industry. Exceeded expectations, and they were high to start with!” – Tom J.
  • “Good content! Great job! Excellent course!” – anonymous
  • “Awesome! This has been the most relevant course to my daily duties. [Jeff] knows his stuff.” – anonymous
  • “Very knowledgeable and open to ideas from class attendees. Also brought good real world knowledge to classroom and could draw upon real world examples. … Great!” – Diane K.
  • “Very knowledgeable, very good at explaining and using examples.” – anonymous
  • “Liked how we could jump around depending on where he thought we needed to be.” – anonymous
  • “Honest, always open to questins, extremely knowledgeable on subjects with real-world experience.” – anonymous
  • “Enjoyable and educational. Perfect for mid-grade TDD.” – anonymous
  • “Willing to help and give good feedback during exercises.” – Linea B
  • “Great course. I wish [my company] would pay for my whole dev team to attend.” – Derek S.
  • “Excellent course. Enjoyed it.” – Srini S.
  • “Very useful. Directly related to our work. … Excellent.” – Jie R.
  • “The content was great and easy to follow along with. Instructor was clear with the points and exciting to listen to.” – Chris B.
  • “Very informative. Learned a lot.” – anonymous
  • “I had fun! The course was an excellent review for me, and reinforced what I have previously learned about TDD and refactoring. More importantly, I believe the course has given me the ability to improve my skills greatly.” – Emily L.
  • “Excellent” – Moussa K.
  • “This is a really excellent course” – Ajaz R.
  • “Friendly, knows what he is talking about, accepts suggestions readily.” – Haseen H.
  • “Knew the material well and really helped to keep it interesting.” – Jerry
  • “A definite leader in the industry. Was able to answer all questions.” – Kevin L.
  • “The instructor is well rounded and knows the subject very well. His experience and knowledge of the subject matter helped me to understand not only TDD but also approaches to better software development methods.” – anonymous
  • “the most valuable training I have attended” – anonymous
  • “Highly recommended” – Jim
  • “Loved it! I expect this to significantly impact our team and our future sprints.” – Robert B.
  • “Content was fantastic” – anonymous
  • “I really enjoyed this course.” – Brian C.
  • “…This hands-on experience helped us a lot.” – Amit S.
  • “The course really tied everything I learned together.” – Haiwen Z.
  • “I enjoyed the class very much and learned a lot. Jeff did an excellent job and I’d take another class from him.” – Neil K.

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