KISS (Keep it Simple Stupid)

Derick Rethans (22.Nov.2008 at 06:00)
Talk at PHP North West 2008 (English - US)

Rating: 4 of 5

One of PHP’s strengths has always been its low barrier-of-entry. It’s also one of its weaknesses however. In this keynote I will talk about the first steps of getting to know PHP, its community and developers. Of course times have changed now, and we are in the Web 2.0 era now, but the KISS principle still applies; for application design, for UI design and for server set-ups. I will also take you to the application development side of the KISS principle, with simpler architectures you can more easily make powerful complex applications.

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Rating: 4 of 5

22.Nov.2008 at 10:17 by mikelittle (6 comments)

Great. Some good points. Things I've learned over 20 years of programming. Good to see such principals being promoted for web/php.

Rating: 5 of 5

22.Nov.2008 at 11:20 by Jeremy Coates (66 comments)

Great intro to the day, got a few laughs with flashturbation stuff ;)

Rating: 5 of 5

22.Nov.2008 at 11:37 by Barry Carlyon (21 comments)

Flashtubation

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Rating: 5 of 5

22.Nov.2008 at 11:40 by Kathryn Reeve (39 comments)

reall good talk.. just the last slide with the alternating colour/black and white started to trigger my photosensitivity..

Rating: 4 of 5

22.Nov.2008 at 13:21 by Dave Nattriss (16 comments)

Good as a light introduction to the day.

Rating: 4 of 5

22.Nov.2008 at 21:43 by noginn (2 comments)

Great talk with some good humour.

Rating: 5 of 5

24.Nov.2008 at 09:20 by David Goodwin (63 comments)

Nice range of topics covered; well presented and appreciated.

Rating: 5 of 5

24.Nov.2008 at 14:13 by Phil Norton (35 comments)

Interesting (and funny) talk about usability and website design. Not heard the term flashturbation before, but it completely makes sense.

Derick even followed KISS in his slides by having a maximum of 2 words per slide.

Rating: 4 of 5

24.Nov.2008 at 18:22 by Stefan Koopmanschap (320 comments)

slightly less good than at IPC, but probably mostly due to jetlag. I still loved it though.

Rating: 3 of 5

25.Nov.2008 at 08:52 by zedzdead (6 comments)

I bit of a rant, and similar but not as good as the London conference.

Some valid points though.

Rating: 5 of 5

21.May.2009 at 19:13 by Anna Filina (28 comments)

Very nice talk. Good analogies. Perhaps more energy?

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