Don't be STUPID, Grasp SOLID

Anthony Ferrara (06.Oct.2013 at 09:55, 45 min)
Talk at PHPNW 2013 (English - UK)

Rating: 5 of 5

Don't be STUPID, Grasp SOLID

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Rating: 5 of 5

06.Oct.2013 at 10:29 by Stefan Koopmanschap (400 comments)

Excellent talk, doing a very good job getting the message across. Thanks!

Rating: 5 of 5

06.Oct.2013 at 10:29 by Hugo Hamon (164 comments)

Lots of fun and humour! Very well explained and entertaining :)

Rating: 5 of 5

06.Oct.2013 at 10:31 by Jon Spriggs (36 comments)

I loved this talk. It's made me totally review the way I write OOP. Thank you!

The talk was paced perfectly, and the presenter gave a flawless performance!

Also, loved the quote: If it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck, but takes batteries - your abstraction is probably wrong.

Rating: 5 of 5

06.Oct.2013 at 10:31 by Melanie Rhianna Lewis (18 comments)

Excellent talk covering good and bad OO design. Should be seen by all.

Rating: 5 of 5

06.Oct.2013 at 10:32 by James Titcumb (280 comments)

Fantastic talk from Anthony, clever guy. Not a new topic for me but the biggest take away for me was to focus on getting the business done instead of making sure everything is perfect all the time. Entertaining and interesting!

Rating: 5 of 5

06.Oct.2013 at 10:39 by Dave Jennings (20 comments)

Another quality talk with an excellent speaker. Nice introduction to the principles of SOLID, and STUPID was new to me. Really entertaining and plenty to take away from this one.

Rating: 5 of 5

06.Oct.2013 at 11:08 by Antonis Pavlakis (108 comments)

This was an excellent talk!
Thanks for sharing. A nicely structured presentation with good code references.
Looking forward to see a book on the subject :)

Rating: 5 of 5

06.Oct.2013 at 11:30 by Mark Baker (120 comments)

I don't think it will be long before Anthony is a regular keynote speaker, because his enthusiasm and manner makes him a good communicator when talking about thinks he's clearly so passionate about, with memorable quotes that help his message remain long after the talk is over... but I think that would be a loss. Keynote speakers talk about higher-level topics, but Anthony seems such a "nuts and bolts" guy that I think talking at that higher level wouldn't be talking about subjects he's as passionate about.

His strength is speaking about the more technical topics, whether security or good coding practises, and in this he excels because those topics are clearly so important to him, and its that passion which makes him such a good speaker. He presents a good case, backed up with strong evidence, even if you don't always agree with his message (as warranted in his videocasts as well as his blog posts... essential watching and reading for any developer/designer/architect).

I've seen him described as an American Rowan Merewood, but I think Anthony is a unique species of speaker, and will always remember the messages of his talks and think about them whenever an appropriate design decision point occurs in day to day work. His message carries weight, and his style has made it memorable.

Rating: 5 of 5

06.Oct.2013 at 14:17 by Ian Barber (91 comments)

Excellent talk, good demonstrations of principles, and a lively and engaging presentation style.

Rating: 5 of 5

06.Oct.2013 at 14:39 by Matt Parker (46 comments)

Rating: 5 of 5

06.Oct.2013 at 18:02 by Phil Kershaw (8 comments) via api

Brilliant. Clearly explained and expertly delivered.

Very engaging and informative. Thank you!

Rating: 5 of 5

06.Oct.2013 at 18:58 by Steph Cook (12 comments)

Really enjoyed this talk, loved the bits of humour. Given with passion and enthusiasm.

Rating: 5 of 5

06.Oct.2013 at 22:01 by John Cleary (36 comments)

Anthony is such a natural on the stage. He kept the audience's attention for the whole 45 minutes whilst serving up some really deep topics in a both a humours and engaging manner.

Easily my favourite talk of the conference. Thank you!

Rating: 5 of 5

07.Oct.2013 at 08:37 by Marijus Kilmanas (64 comments)

Oh, it only proved me right in expecting this to be the best talk of the conf. Well done!

Rating: 5 of 5

07.Oct.2013 at 10:48 by Chris Anstey (11 comments)

A great talk, expertly delivered. Just the right level of humour, and good analogies.

Rating: 5 of 5

07.Oct.2013 at 12:10 by Alex Luneburg (84 comments)

A great talk that put across these concepts in a clear and engaging way.
I wasn't even too distracted by Anthony's amazing shoes :-P
Well delivered, loved this talk.

Rating: 5 of 5

07.Oct.2013 at 14:36 by Martin Downton (22 comments)

Great talk, really good to get into some OOP principles. I took a lot away from this. Bacon!

Rating: 5 of 5

07.Oct.2013 at 17:53 by Jeremy Coates (73 comments)

Lively and engaging presentation, simple introduction of complex topics. The best, easiest listening, talk of the whole weekend, well done!

Rating: 5 of 5

07.Oct.2013 at 20:38 by Petra Dreiskamper (90 comments)

Very entertaining and fun talk.
Anthony is able to explain fairly complicated concepts in such a captivating manner that it does actually stick. Very memorable quotes too.

Rating: 5 of 5

07.Oct.2013 at 22:21 by Alex Ross (23 comments)

Anthony has an excellent way of getting across SOLID that will definitely help re-evaluate my coding practices

Rating: 4 of 5

07.Oct.2013 at 22:24 by Iain Cuthbertson (14 comments)

Well presented, useful information.
Good speaker that kept me interested.

Rating: 5 of 5

08.Oct.2013 at 09:59 by James Shaw (20 comments)

As someone who's briefly read about SOLID, but not really gone into any depth I found this was pitched at just the right level. There was reinforcement of bits I knew and new ideas to add to the mix. Very thought-provoking. And the speaker was excellent, clearly very knowledgeable and equally engaging.

Rating: 5 of 5

08.Oct.2013 at 16:06 by Anonymous

Very good speaker who kept my attention for the whole talk!

Rating: 5 of 5

08.Oct.2013 at 20:04 by Volker Dusch (57 comments)

Very solid presentation. No stupid mistakes.

I was very found of explaining the concept using different (non wiki-copy-paste CS) introductions to the subjects and that helped a lot in keeping me interested.

The code samples where a bit rough but I know how incredibly hard it is to make a quickly explained coherent sample and the only reason it stood out was because the rest of the talk was so fluent.

It was grasp!

Rating: 4 of 5

10.Oct.2013 at 09:19 by Chris Seaton (23 comments)

A well-paced and balanced talk, and I think the majority of the audience came away with at least one or two things to consider in their methodologies.

Rating: 5 of 5

17.Oct.2013 at 09:59 by Shane Auckland (37 comments)

Very slick talk, especially for a Sunday morning. Perfectly entertaining, and presented a familiar message in an engaging way. More bacon breaks!

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