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Being More than a Code Monkey - Beautiful Code (devLINK 2009)

A talk by Michael Wood at devLINK

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August 15, 2009 10:30 AM

Nashville, TN

Nashville, TN

"Rob say Codemonkey very diligent, but his output stink. His code not functional or elegant, what do CodeMonkey think?" - Codemonkey by Jonathan Coulton

Well, hopefully your code is functional, but what makes elegant code? In the blogoshphere you may hear comments about beautiful code, but is beauty in the eye of the beholder? Beautiful code is clean code. Code that is easy to understand, easy to work with and easy to extend. This presentation focuses on how make your code functional and elegant. We will touch on writing readable code, updating legacy code, reviewing how best to refactor ugly code and at the end of the talk hopefully we can all agree on what beautiful code is.

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