Building For Utopia

Gemma Anible (11.May.2018 at 09:45, 1 hr )
Keynote at phpDay 2018 (English - UK)

Rating: 5 of 5

You don’t need unit tests. Just write correct code.” “Closing this PEBKAC.” “Looks like another ID-10-T error.” We builders of systems spend a lot of time blaming failures of the systems we build on users of the systems we build. Maybe that’s fine; maybe it’s their fault. If the end users of your web app would just read the ‘Help’ pages, they wouldn’t have to call you with questions so often. If the passengers boarding an airplane would just wait for their zone to be called, the line wouldn’t back up and the plane would leave on time. If the developers you manage would just write code that works, they wouldn’t have to waste all that time on code reviews and unit tests. On the other hand, maybe the systems are inherently flawed, but we don’t notice until users get involved. Maybe we’re not very good at building systems that embrace real people, so instead we build systems that barely tolerate them. How would our system designs change if we started viewing “user errors” as “normative behavior”? How would a system that expected reality from its users be different from one that expects perfection?

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Rating: 5 of 5

11.May.2018 at 10:51 by Francesca Borra (26 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Brilliant!

Rating: 5 of 5

11.May.2018 at 11:09 by Bastian Widmer (42 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Thanks for the talk!

Rating: 5 of 5

11.May.2018 at 11:30 by Stefan Koopmanschap (392 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Very entertaining talk, but with a clear message as well about how developing stuff for experts does not help in most situations. Sometimes even small changes can make things more clear. Thanks for a great opening of PHPDay

Rating: 5 of 5

11.May.2018 at 11:49 by Alessandro Lai (89 comments) via joind.in Android app

Good and simple keynote, with a very poverful message, thank you!

Rating: 5 of 5

11.May.2018 at 11:54 by Sadok (2 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Great Talk!

Rating: 5 of 5

11.May.2018 at 15:27 by Michelangelo (5 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Very interesting keynote!

Rating: 5 of 5

11.May.2018 at 19:28 by Samuele Lilli (82 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Nice Keynote for starting the conference.
Message it brings is really important.

Rating: 3 of 5

12.May.2018 at 18:00 by Parossaco (7 comments) via Web2 LIVE

thank you for the lesson on your stove

Rating: 5 of 5

12.May.2018 at 21:59 by Ani Sinanaj (10 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Funny and awesome

Rating: 4 of 5

13.May.2018 at 16:09 by Andrea Loprieno (1 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Nice talk

Rating: 5 of 5

17.May.2018 at 09:08 by Andrea Giuriato (1 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Great great great talk!

Rating: 5 of 5

17.May.2018 at 10:45 by Diego Rolle (1 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Fantastic talk!

Rating: 5 of 5

21.May.2018 at 22:08 by Stefano Consolaro (7 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Wery nice and original.

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