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Naming Things



Ian Barber discusses the importance of behavior, domains and clarity of the names used when writing software or building systems.


Ian Barber works as a Senior Developer Advocate for Google+, and is based in Google’s London office, where he helps a variety of developers and brands to make best use of the Google+ platform. Ian has been working with the web as a developer, consultant and technical manager since 2002. Ian is the author of the PHP Support Vector Machine extension and a contributor to ZeroMQ.

About the conference

Code Mesh, the Alternative Programming Conference, focuses on promoting useful non-mainstream technologies to the software industry. The underlying theme is "the right tool for the job", as opposed to automatically choosing the tool at hand. By bringing together users and inventors of different languages and technologies (new and old), speakers will get the opportunity to inspire, to share experience, and to increase insight. Via presentations and case studies, we aim to raise awareness and extend the knowledge of all participants, mainstream and non-main stream users alike.

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Apr 24, 2015