Kieran Potts

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Rating: 5 of 5 
(12.Apr.2018)
Static Site Generators, PHP, and The Cuban Revolution
Great talk. Static site generators are a huge topic. They will soon be the standard way to build web applications, as web apps become increasingly decoupled from back-end web services. This was a really useful high-level overview.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(12.Apr.2018)
How to not be a cool developer
Loved the demo and I fully agree with the speaker's broad principle of finding the simplest solutions to difficult technical problems (in this case, how to create an application-like user experience in a static web page). It got me thinking, which is all that a tech talk needs to do.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(12.Apr.2018)
Speedy Seeding for Load Testing
Five stars for proving my hunch that Laravel's Eloquent ORM is slow and doesn't scale well with large datasets :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(12.Apr.2018)
Using a framework or not
A very big debate, well summarised. I'd add the point that you might consider an application framework as being an application's eventual destination, rather than its starting point. To put it another way, a framework comes about by the gradual imposition of constraints on an application's design. But that's a whole other talk, probably...
Rating: 4 of 5 
(12.Apr.2018)
Bad Tech Tests
This was a very funny talk, well delivered. Some visuals always help, even in lightning talks. But I enjoyed this!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(12.Apr.2018)
Not using the Git Command Line
I seem to switch between multiple Git clients, and I've never really understood why I do that until now. I use the command line proper, gitk (very basic graphical browser that ships with git itself), the one built-in to VS Code, and SmartGit (a full-blown GUI and a slightly better user experience than SourceTree, IMO). Why so many? I think Nigel's talk gave me the answer. It depends on the context. Sometimes I just need to make tiny atomic commits as quickly as possible, other times I want to understand the bigger picture and read the story of an application's progress. Different tools fulfil these different roles. Another talk that got me thinking...
Rating: 5 of 5 
(12.Apr.2018)
Devkit. By the People, For the People.
This was a perfectly presented talk. I don't have any suggestions as to how it could be improved! I'll stared the noiselabs/devkit repo and I'll try to make time to check it out and see if there's anything I can contribute.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(12.Apr.2018)
Development Dinosaurs
A perfect end to an excellent series of talks. I smiled all the way home.

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