“Writing code that lasts” … or writing code you won’t hate tomorrow.

Rafael Dohms (08.Apr.2017 at 17:10, 50 min)
Keynote at PHP Yorkshire 2017 (English - UK)

Rating: 5 of 5

As developers we write code everyday, only to frown at it a week after that. Why do we have such a hard time with code written by others and ourselves, this raging desire to rewrite everything we see? Writing code that survives the test of time and self judgment is a matter of clarity and simplicity. Let’s talk about growing, learning and improving our code with calisthenics, readability and good design.

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Rating: 5 of 5

09.Apr.2017 at 04:15 by Emanuela Serra (8 comments) via Web2 LIVE

One of the best and helpful talk !!!
Clear pieces of information
Applicable tips
Helpful for all levels of odience
High level of involving
Good quality of pictures
-> already started with the ten exercises

Rating: 4 of 5

09.Apr.2017 at 09:30 by Elliot Ward (71 comments) via Web2 LIVE

There were some great insights in this talk - I've heard the "no else" mantra before and wondered what particular flavour of crazy it was, but this was very well illustrated and I'm now really inclined to try out some object calisthenics.

However, it would have been good to have a talk that either focussed on being a closing session or focussed on object calisthenics - as this aimed to do both it kind of fell short.

Rating: 5 of 5

09.Apr.2017 at 10:47 by Nicola Aitken (5 comments) via Web2 LIVE

I really liked this, and I'm definitely going to try the object calisthenics. I would have preferred to hear more about the calisthenics in more detail, but maybe that's another talk... as a keynote, I think you did a great job of leaving us with an inspiring message.

Rating: 4 of 5

09.Apr.2017 at 15:11 by Daniel Shaw (37 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Would've been good to have more insight into object calisthenics, but a very enjoyable uplifting closing keynote, anyway.

Rating: 5 of 5

09.Apr.2017 at 15:17 by Dave Liddament (72 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Great talk. Lots of good take away points that I can apply immediately. Really good illustration of how to remove else statements to make code more readable.

Maybe next time spend less to on the why and more time on the how.

Rating: 5 of 5

09.Apr.2017 at 17:28 by Vicky (7 comments) via Joind.in iPhone app

Fantastic, clear and concise with an easy to follow message.

Rating: 4 of 5

10.Apr.2017 at 09:40 by John Hughes (8 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Extremely useful, very clear and well structured, really well delivered. Left me really wanting to give object callisthenics a go. Incidentally, the talk also went really well with Nicola Aitken's talk on naming conventions.

Rating: 5 of 5

11.Apr.2017 at 09:45 by Pete Samways (9 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Loved this talk, and will be using the techniques discussed.

Rating: 5 of 5

11.Apr.2017 at 11:26 by Matthew Hargraves (8 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Really found this useful.
Stuff is already been put into practice

Rating: 5 of 5

11.Apr.2017 at 13:19 by Sean Nessworthy (14 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Absolutely fantastic closing keynote. Brought in little elements from the day's talks and offered interesting methods to approach writing code.

Just wish there was a golden solution to do so on an existing codebase!

Rating: 3 of 5

14.Apr.2017 at 16:32 by Bogdan Leonte (5 comments) via Web2 LIVE

A good effort of dealing with a pretty big question without a perfect answer. However, it rather felt like a summary of good practice, clean code, etc. - in that respect it was a solid deck with some decent hands on examples. Intriguing concept of object calisthenics and definitely some good habits to pick up if your career hasn't instilled much of a clean code discipline yet.

Rating: 5 of 5

21.Apr.2017 at 09:20 by Rich Sage (71 comments) via Web2 LIVE

A great closing talk for me. Concise, engaging, and I'm off to look up your Object Calisthenics talk. Some great advice which will improve any codebase.

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