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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.

Painful Java Puzzlers and Bug Patterns

Posted by Bill Pugh  on  May 01, 2012

Bill Pugh dissects three Java puzzlers and bug patterns, explaining how to fix them, what is lessons to be learned, and how to avoid such coding mistakes.

Bad Code, Craftsmanship, Engineering, and Certification

Posted by Robert C. Martin  on  May 26, 2010 5

Robert C. Martin, during his keynote at QCon London 2010, tried to figure out why there is so much bad code written. He offers advice on writing good code talking about a bad code example, Boy Scout rule, functions, arguments, craftsmanship, TDD, continuous integration, pairing, small cycles, patterns, engineering, certification, and other elements contributing to qualitative code.

The Joys and Pains of a Long Lived Codebase

Posted by Jeremy D. Miller  on  May 24, 2009

In this presentation recorded at QCon SF 2008, Jeremy D. Miller shares lessons learned while developing a project over 5 years. He talks about his mistakes, what to avoid and how to design, code and test better.

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