I always love Lorna's talks. They make me so excited to get out there and use the new tech. Last year it prompted me to upgrade my personal servers; this year, I'm going to be setting up a PHP7 dev server at work so we can use the latest version.
Also, spaceship Spaceship SPACESHIP!
Although I disagreed with some of the content, I agree that this was a well thought out and presented talk.
A couple of mini points:
- Make it clear on your slides which things are "to avoid" and which are "do this" - because it wasn't always clear - and sometimes I missed this due to the fast pace of the talk (not too fast, but after lots of talks it was a lot to take in)
- Clearly the result of a language barrier, as English is probably the only language that doesn't gender it's nouns - but please use "they" instead of "he" when referring to developers and DBAs etc, thank you.
Amazing talk, just felt like it could be slowed down a little bit to make it easier to follow (not sure it was intentional fast, given the title). As Ed said, nice to see someone unafraid to admit lack of knowledge :)
Some useful take-aways, including the 204-trick. But felt like a lot of the beginning could have been condensed - I think a lot of us came for tips and tricks rather than a full description of the case study. Still, it didn't lack for useful information.
Less useful for me, but some great advice in there for people who are not as experienced with version control. I think the main problem was the room full of git-snobs (:) and the basis of the talk being SVN (not the speaker's fault) - it is surprising how many companies do still use SVN, and common sense applies everywhere. All in all, was a clear and well presented topic.