Greg Young discusses eight lines of very common code finding in them massive numbers of dependencies and difficulties, looking for ways to get rid of them.
Giovanni Asproni expands upon the idea that usable APIs help writing clean code.
Robert Reppel discusses applying DDD and SOLID techniques in order to improve legacy code, exemplifying with real code.
Rob Shilston discusses the need for coding responsively, not just designing responsively, along with the development process in place at Financial Times.
Cory Maksymchuk introduces 3 patterns for writing cleaner code: Predicates, Classifiers, and Transformer.
Jim McCarthy makes a passionate call for developers to rise up to their call and make their software great, sharing their light with the entire world.
Poul-Henning Kamp considers that if developers are not getting better, we are going to repeat many of the major IT project failures. He exemplifies with major Denmark project failures.
Alex Papadimoulis attempts to define ugly code, how one can recognize it, providing advice on avoiding writing such code and refactoring old code to get rid of it.
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.
Stuart Halloway shares advice on creating evident code that scales. Evident code is software that clearly expresses its meaning and purpose.
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.