Technical Training

Learn the technical practices that minimize waste, reduce stress, and increase your ability to deliver value sooner.


From our early days teaching Design Patterns to our latest work in DevOps and Technical Excellence, Industrial Logic has always been committed to helping people learn the industry’s most impactful technical practices.

Please explore our technical offerings below and talk with us about how we might customize our training to best meet your needs.

Technical Training
"Google hires the best engineers we can find — and they in turn expect the best training. We’re very happy that we partnered with Industrial Logic. Engineers consistently give top marks to Industrial Logic’s instructors, and comment on the quality and utility of the hands-on exercises." Carolyn Yates, Director Google EDU
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Virtual and Onsite Workshops & Bootcamps

Technical Excellence Workshop

Learn the behavioral and functional skills, perspectives, and habits that allow development teams to consistently improve their codebase and the outcomes of their actions.

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Industrial Android Development

Modern mobile Android app development calls for modern development methods – and that's what sets this course apart.

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Industrial iOS Development

Modern mobile iOS app development calls for modern development methods – and that's what sets this course apart.

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Industrial Spring Boot

Industrial Spring Boot teaches you how to build fast, flexible, and highly available applications, while avoiding common problems.

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Real Work Workshop

The Real Work Workshop gives teams a chance to work with a deeply experienced instructor to get real work completed while learning valuable new skills.

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Testing & Refactoring Workshop

Explore the foundations of TDD, microtesting and automated refactoring with the help of various patterns, strategies, tools and techniques.

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Continuous Deployment Workshop

This interactive workshop delivers core DevOps strategies and applicable practices such as setting up a Build-Test-Deploy pipeline, incremental feature releases, and production monitoring.

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Design Patterns Workshop

Get hands-on experience with essential design patterns in this best-selling workshop.

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Evolutionary Design Workshop

Evolutionary Design involves growing something from a primitive beginning to a sophisticated offering. It’s one of the most important agile practices.

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Object-Oriented Design Workshop

This interactive workshop teaches foundational object-oriented skills like polymorphism, encapsulation, and delegation. Along the way, you’ll explore what poor OO design looks, common traps to avoid and how to produce good OO designs.

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IL Academy

The IL Academy teaches programmers the art of agile engineering. It's a 12-week, intensive program suited for developers who want to acquire essential agile development and team skills.

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IL Bootcamp

The IL Bootcamp helps developers experience what it's like to work on an agile team. It's a 4-week, intensive program suited for programmers who want to acquire essential agile planning, development, and team skills.

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"Industrial Logic’s web-based skill-building courses are simply the most effective self-paced eLearning on Agile available today. It’s the next best thing to having an instructor by your side! It helped HP scale Agile globally in a very cost-effective, flexible way." Dennis Hong, Former Learning Program Manager, HP


Continuous Deployment

How long does it take you to push a change live to your users? Are your scheduled software deployments a source of frustration, stress and downtime? Continuous Deployment pioneer Timothy Fitz (formerly of IMVU) shows how to take the pain out of software delivery so you can focus on making happy customers. Learn how to set up a Build-Test-Deploy pipeline, incrementally release even large features and schema changes, and effectively monitor your deployments.

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Code Smells

How do you distinguish great software design from poor software design? Code Smells go beyond vague programming principles by capturing industry wisdom about how not to design code. If you'd like to become skilled at Refactoring, you need to develop your ability to identify Code Smells. Study a collection of important Code Smells and compare each one to a simpler, cleaner design.

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Did you ever want to turn a messy, complex software design into simple, safe code? Refactoring provides the tools and techniques for safely improving your software designs. Immerse yourself in Refactoring exercises featuring our "look-over-your-shoulder" technology that gives you expert feedback. Build strong Refactoring skills by learning how to use powerful tools and proven techniques.

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If you want to spend less time debugging or manually testing, and more time programming faster or making important design changes, you're ready for microtesting! A microtest (also known as a unit test) automatically verifies a single behavior of a single object.

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Test-Driven Development

How can you increase the speed and joy of software development while decreasing the stress of modifying code? Test-Driven Development can help! TDD is a rhythm, a design technique, a development process and a revolution, all in one.

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Faking & Mocking

How do you write microtests against old, complicated code? Redesigning the code can help, yet often you''ll still need to deal with awkward collaborators: calls to objects that are slow or difficult to test. Vanquish awkward collaborators by learning a family of fakes, including simulators, stubs, listening and talking fakes, mocks and auto-mocks.

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Legacy Code

Do you work with CRRAP: Code Requiring Remedial Attention Promptly? Legacy code is everywhere, so it helps to learn how to work with it effectively. Experience how experts use proven patterns to conquer legacy code challenges and then practice your skills on an extensive, real-world exercise.

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Code Smells & Refactoring Box Set

What does poor software design look like and how can you safely clean it up? Learn a catalog of common code smells and how to produce cleaner, better designs. Then learn the art of refactoring: how to safely improve the design of code using proven strategies and tactics.

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Microtesting Box Set

Microtesting is the art of shipping more functionality faster by producing small, high-speed tests to clarify, validate and minimize your code base. In this four-album box set, we work from the most basic concepts of microtesting through the techniques of faking and mocking into the art of test-driven development and how to tame legacy code.

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Testing & Refactoring Box Set

Our best-selling box set is used around the globe by leading companies to help their developers become skilled at test-driven development. You'll thoroughly improve your design skills by learning code smells, refactoring, microtesting, the art of test-driven development, faking & mocking and how to work effectively with legacy code.

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Design Patterns Vol. 1

The landmark Design Patterns is one of the best-selling computer science books ever. Simple constructors are the most basic way to construct objects, but real code often needs more sophisticated approaches. See how experts apply Template Method, Factory Method, Prototype, and others. The challenging exercises will stretch your skills.

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Design Patterns Vol. 2

Our second volume of Design Patterns focuses on important variations on a classic object-oriented theme: how to best delegate or forward to cooperating objects, rather than using brute-force inheritance, to get things done. We explore a common theme in object-oriented design: favoring delegation over inheritance. The album draws from the Gang-of-Four''s Structural and Behavioral patterns and uses them as a starting point.

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Design Patterns Vol. 3

Broaden your knowledge with State, Observer, Null Object, and more. Our final volume of Design Patterns features some of the most elaborate and exotic patterns. You'll find mainstays like State and Observer, along with patterns with more challenging reputations, like Command and Visitor.

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Design Patterns Essentials

This is our pick of the nine most important Design Patterns that every good object-oriented software engineer ought to know. Pattern gurus Joshua Kerievsky and Brian Foote guide you through this interactive, hands-on album, filled with video, quizzes, and challenging exercises. Learn Composed Method, Template Method, Factory Method, Strategy, Composite, Builder, Command, Null Object and Adapter.

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Design Patterns Box Set

Become an excellent software designer with five exceptional albums in this popular box set. You will learn to recognize bad smells in code and safely clean up those smells by learning and applying dozens of useful refactorings and essential design patterns.

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Design Patterns Trilogy

This trilogy is packed with thoroughly engaging instruction on classic design patterns, up-to-date guidance on modern patterns and hands-on exercises from our popular Design Patterns Workshop and Joshua's award-winning book, Refactoring to Patterns.

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Specifying Scenarios Safely

Specifying Scenarios Safely teaches you how to use Behavior-Driven Development to improve your software development capability: You will see how collaboration is the keystone practice that helps you explore and document the most important scenarios for your system.'

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Automating Scenarios Safely

Automating Scenarios Safely builds on Specifying Scenarios Safely, and teaches you how to take scenarios you have collaborated on and convert them into executable tests for greenfield or legacy systems.

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Behavior Driven Development Box Set

Master collaborative Behavior-Driven Development; the art and craft of test-driving your requirements. You will learn to write effective scenarios with the Gherkin language and how to automate those scenarios to drive new feature development while creating a safety net of regression tests.

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Agile Engineering Exercises

We selected 10 of our best exercises from 6 albums to help you build your Agile engineering skills. You will hunt for smells in legacy code, refactor a design using automated tools, remove duplication across subclasses, write microtests against legacy code, perform test-driven development on two problems, change a design to use a listening fake, refactor a design to fake a singleton, and peform our mock object exercise.

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"Rarely have I met trainers who are truly hands-on. The depth of knowledge and on field experience of Industrial Logic's instructors is truly inspiring. Their proficiency in agile techniques and TDD is bleeding edge. We have benefitted immensely in barely three days of TDD training with them. We wish they were on our team here in EMC2" Vimal Kumar, Principal Software Engineer - EMC2
"Industrial Logic eLearning has reached over 30 Google offices worldwide, which makes it one of the most successful and scalable trainings in engEDU." Amanda Ball, eLearning Program Manager

Technical Articles

By Tim Ottinger

TDD: Purposes and Practices

Test-Driven Development (TDD) is frequently misunderstood in ways that cause needless struggle, delay, and upset. Misunderstanding and misrepresentation have been painful enough that developers hav...
By Joshua Kerievsky

Benefits of Continuous Deployment

Is Continuous Deployment (CD) genuinely beneficial to organizations or just a technical geek obsession that doesn’t really provide value?
By Brett Schuchert

How long is too long for a build?

Synopsis Short builds enable responding to change, continuous code improvement, and keeping your customers happy. When the build slows beyond certain thresholds, there are predictable responses by ...