Opening Keynote - Programming as Distributed Cognition: Defining a Super Power

Posted by Chris Granger  on  Sep 06, 2015

Chris Granger talks about his recent post “Coding is not the new literacy”, and how we need to do better at teaching people and get back to thinking about computers as a medium for us to think through


Programming Should Be More than Coding

Posted by Leslie Lamport  on  Dec 27, 2014 5

Leslie Lamport makes the case for separating the design details of what a program should do and how it should work from the business of writing code, and discusses how the design process should work.


Stop That! Questioning Dogmatic Programming

Posted by Doug Hiebert  on  Apr 26, 2014 2

Doug Hiebert questions conventional wisdom that is taken for granted when writing code, and presents alternatives by way of before-and-after examples.

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 Martin  on  May 26, 2010 5

Robert C. Martin on writing good code starting with a bad code example, then addressing many topics like: Boy Scout rule, functions, arguments, craftsmanship, TDD, engineering, certification, etc.

The Joys and Pains of a Long Lived Codebase

Posted by Jeremy D. Miller  on  May 24, 2009

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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