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Writing Usable APIs in Practice

Posted by Giovanni Asproni  on  May 19, 2013 6

Giovanni Asproni expands upon the idea that usable APIs help writing clean code.

Legacy Code: Using Domain-Driven Design to Carve Out Areas of Sanity

Posted by Robert Reppel  on  Jan 14, 2013 2

Robert Reppel discusses applying DDD and SOLID techniques in order to improve legacy code, exemplifying with real code.

The FT Web App: Coding Responsively

Posted by Rob Shilston  on  Jan 09, 2013

Rob Shilston discusses the need for coding responsively, not just designing responsively, along with the development process in place at Financial Times.

3 Patterns for Cleaner Code

Posted by Cory Maksymchuk  on  Dec 22, 2012 17

Cory Maksymchuk introduces 3 patterns for writing cleaner code: Predicates, Classifiers, and Transformer.

Software for Your Head

Posted by Jim McCarthy  on  Nov 02, 2012 2

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.

Entirely Predictable Failures

Posted by Poul-Henning Kamp  on  Sep 26, 2012 1

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.

Beauty is in The Eye of the Beholder

Posted by Alex Papadimoulis  on  Aug 31, 2012 1

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.

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.

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