BT
Older Newer rss

Building Rich User Experiences without JavaScript Spaghetti

Posted by Jared Faris  on  Aug 07, 2012 3

Jared Faris provides 3 principles –decouple everything, make it testable, push events not state – and some patterns which help avoiding creating JavaScript spaghetti code over time.

Stop Refactoring!

Posted by Nat Pryce  on  Jul 09, 2012 7

Nat Pryce considers that we cannot write the perfect code because it is never fully prepared for the coming change, so he suggests embracing impermanence & continual imperfection.

Evident Code, at Scale

Posted by Stuart Halloway  on  Jun 04, 2012

Stuart Halloway shares advice on creating evident code that scales. Evident code is software that clearly expresses its meaning and purpose.

Effective Use of FindBugs in Large Software Development Efforts

Posted by Bill Pugh  on  Mar 28, 2012 2

William Pugh explains how to use FindBugs, a Java static code analysis tool, to discover bugs. The talk covers general issues regarding code bugs with advice on how to make sure you get rid of them.

Software Quality - You Know It When You See It

Posted by Erik Dörnenburg  on  Mar 21, 2012

Erik Dörnenburg shares techniques for estimating code quality by collecting and analyzing data using the toxicity chart, metrics tree maps, size&complexity pyramid, complexity view, code city, etc.

Who Ever Said Programs Were Supposed to be Pretty?

Posted by Brian Foote  on  Mar 15, 2012 4

Brian Foote wonders in this session if the quest for clean or beautiful code makes sense in a bottom-line obsessed business world.

Sufficient Design: Quality In Sync With Business Context

Posted by Joshua Kerievsky  on  Mar 02, 2012 5

Joshua Kerievsky invites developers to start thinking as entrepreneurs, writing code that is “good enough” for the purpose it is supposed to serve rather than write elaborate code that is beautiful.

Software Naturalism - Embracing the Real Behind the Ideal

Posted by Michael Feathers  on  Feb 17, 2012 5

Michael Feathers analyzes real code bases concluding that code is not nearly as beautiful as designers aspire to, discussing the everyday decisions that alter the code bit by bit.

Cool Code

Posted by Kevlin Henney  on  Feb 09, 2012 2

Kevlin Henney examines code samples to see what can be learned from them starting from the premise that one won’t write great code unless he knows how to read it.

Beauty Is in the Eye of the Beholder

Posted by Alex Papadimoulis  on  Feb 06, 2012 4

Alex Papadimoulis discusses ugly code, where it comes from, how to avoid it, and how to get rid of it.

How to Stop Writing Next Year's Unsustainable Piece of Code

Posted by Guilherme Silveira  on  Feb 02, 2012 10

Guilherme Silveira mentions some of the turning points in project development that may affect the quality of the code offering advice on avoiding writing crappy code.

Stop the Software Architecture Erosion

Posted by Bernhard Merkle  on  Sep 16, 2011

Bernhard Merkle advices on preventing architectural degradation of a project by using tools for constant monitoring of the code, exemplifying with an analysis of Ant, Findbugs and Eclipse.

General Feedback
Bugs
Advertising
Editorial
InfoQ.com and all content copyright © 2006-2013 C4Media Inc. InfoQ.com hosted at Contegix, the best ISP we've ever worked with.
Privacy policy
BT