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Beautiful Software

A talk by Matthew Weier at Distill

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August 9, 2013 12:15 PM

The Winery SF, San Francisco, CA

The Winery SF, San Francisco, CA

The hallmark of any good software developer is a passion for coding. Passion is rarely enough, however. The best developers treat coding as a craft, and consider all the details that will take the code from "working" to something extensible, maintainable, and readable. Great software developers look at both the big picture as well as the details: Is your code consistent? If I have a new edge case, how difficult is it to fix or add? Have I considered all the various sources of input? If I get hit by a bus tomorrow, will the team carry on?

In this session, we'll discuss the choices we make as developers, and how they affect both how we develop and the results we produce -- choices ranging from testing to considering scalability, to re-use with alternate configuration. The goal is to inspire developers to craft beautiful software.

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