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The Ideal Programmer - Why They Don't Exist and How to Manage Without Them?

Posted by Mike Williams  on  Oct 24, 2012 2

Mike Williams outlines some of the main characteristics that make developers and teams perform better than the average.

Keynote: From Crap to App

Posted by Mike Lee  on  Oct 18, 2012 1

Mike Lee advises on making a lousy application better.

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.

SOLID Clojure

Posted by Colin Jones  on  Aug 07, 2012

Colin Jones discusses applying the SOLID OOP principles to Clojure programming in order to create systems that are easy to change.

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.

Nothing Is Permanent Except Change - How Software Architects Can Embrace Change

Posted by Michael Stal  on  May 23, 2012

Michael Stal discusses system architecture quality, how to avoid architectural erosion, how to deal with refactoring, and design principles for architecture evolution.

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.

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