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Naming Things

Posted by Ian Barber  on  Apr 24, 2015

Ian Barber discusses the importance of behavior, domains and clarity of the names used when writing software or building systems.

45:23

Reducing External Risk

Posted by Donald Belcham  on  Apr 22, 2015

Donald Belcham presents design patterns and development concepts that protects one’s code from external systems that may change in uncontrollable ways.

01:30:44

Groovy and Grails Puzzlers - As Usual - Traps, Pitfalls, and End Cases

Posted by Baruch Sadogursky,Fred Simon  on  Apr 16, 2015

Baruch Sadogursky and Fred Simon discuss the Groovy version of the epic Java Puzzlers.

44:21

Treat Your Code as a Crime Scene

Posted by Adam Tornhill  on  Apr 11, 2015

Adam Tornhill teaches how to predict bugs, detect architectural decay and find the code that is most expensive to maintain, how to evaluate knowledge drain in a codebase, and much more.

50:44

Tiny

Posted by Chad Fowler  on  Mar 26, 2015

Chad Fowler attempts to convince people that keeping things "tiny" –small iterations, small methods, small teams - is the best thing one can do for himself and his team.

22:06

Workflows of Refactoring

Posted by Martin Fowler  on  Dec 09, 2014 1

Martin Fowler keynotes on the need for refactoring and different ways to approach it. You can view here part 2 of this presentation: http://www.infoq.com/presentations/healthy-social-environment.

52:07

Property-based Testing for Better Code

Posted by Jessica Kerr  on  Oct 19, 2014 1

Jessica Kerr shows the charm of autogenerated test data, the beauty of expressing only what matters, and the challenge of stating what you need without repeating the code under test using ScalaCheck.

47:45

Using BladeRunnerJS

Posted by Phil Leggetter  on  Aug 01, 2014

In this solutions track talk, sponsored by Caplin Systems, Phil Leggetter discusses concepts for writing structured and maintainable code for single-page web applications with HTML5 and BladeRunnerJS.

41:50

Make It Great: Refactoring That’s Smart and Satisfying

Posted by Ann Robson  on  Jul 17, 2014

Ann Robson discusses how to develop standards, approach refactoring in a safe and practical way, and track the evolution of a code with tools and metrics.

01:17:28

Scala: The Good Parts

Posted by Jack Singleton  on  Jul 05, 2014

Jack Singleton discusses how to improve code readability and maintainability in Scala, and how to be productive with Options, Immutability, and the Collections library.

51:27

Fighting Bit Rot with your Mind

Posted by Viktor Klang  on  Jul 01, 2014 1

Viktor Klang discusses approaches to writing software without building a complex, full of bugs and hard to maintain basecode.

47:09

Applied API Design

Posted by Jon Skeet  on  Jun 15, 2014

Jon Skeet provides practical advice on designing APIs using immutability, separation of concerns and other principles, resulting in elegant and reusable code.

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