The Power of Refactoring


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Anonymous at 13:52 on 22 Nov 2008

Good overview. Live code editing -- always good fun.
Nice to learn the tools exist to do continuous integration.

Good general talk, bit too much silence due to live coding - always difficult to code and talk at the same time.

Timing was a little short but don't think it mattered greatly in the end - question time was therefore longer and people chirped up more :)

Anonymous at 09:07 on 25 Nov 2008

Seeing code changed is a much clearer way to demonstrate theories. However, I think its too difficult for a single speaker to pull off. Enlisting a coder to perform the edits whilst the speaker speaks, or showing video captures of the coding is a neater way to get it accross.

Nice to meet Stefan, and I enjoyed the impromptu Symfony Q&A.

Nice to see a talk about best practice techniques and the benefits of iterative programming. Good talk, lots of background and some humour.

It takes some guts to edit code in front of an audience too!

Anonymous at 19:20 on 25 Nov 2008

I'll be honest, I found this talk a bit boring. Maybe it's because I already know about the subject, but I found a lot of his points very obvious and simple.

I did however enjoy talking to Stefan after his talk, especially the small talk about Symfony.