As developers we write code everyday, only to frown at it a week after that. Why do we have such a hard time with code written by others and ourselves, this raging desire to rewrite everything we see? Writing code that survives the test of time and self judgment is a matter of clarity and simplicity. Let’s talk about growing, learning and improving our code with calisthenics, readability and good design.


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Emanuela Serra at 04:15 on 9 Apr 2017

One of the best and helpful talk !!!
Clear pieces of information
Applicable tips
Helpful for all levels of odience
High level of involving
Good quality of pictures
-> already started with the ten exercises

Elliot Ward at 09:30 on 9 Apr 2017

There were some great insights in this talk - I've heard the "no else" mantra before and wondered what particular flavour of crazy it was, but this was very well illustrated and I'm now really inclined to try out some object calisthenics.

However, it would have been good to have a talk that either focussed on being a closing session or focussed on object calisthenics - as this aimed to do both it kind of fell short.

Nicola Aitken at 10:47 on 9 Apr 2017

I really liked this, and I'm definitely going to try the object calisthenics. I would have preferred to hear more about the calisthenics in more detail, but maybe that's another talk... as a keynote, I think you did a great job of leaving us with an inspiring message.

Daniel Shaw at 15:11 on 9 Apr 2017

Would've been good to have more insight into object calisthenics, but a very enjoyable uplifting closing keynote, anyway.

Dave Liddament at 15:17 on 9 Apr 2017

Great talk. Lots of good take away points that I can apply immediately. Really good illustration of how to remove else statements to make code more readable.

Maybe next time spend less to on the why and more time on the how.

Vicky at 17:28 on 9 Apr 2017

Fantastic, clear and concise with an easy to follow message.

John Hughes at 09:40 on 10 Apr 2017

Extremely useful, very clear and well structured, really well delivered. Left me really wanting to give object callisthenics a go. Incidentally, the talk also went really well with Nicola Aitken's talk on naming conventions.

Pete Samways at 09:45 on 11 Apr 2017

Loved this talk, and will be using the techniques discussed.

Really found this useful.
Stuff is already been put into practice

Absolutely fantastic closing keynote. Brought in little elements from the day's talks and offered interesting methods to approach writing code.

Just wish there was a golden solution to do so on an existing codebase!

Bogdan Leonte at 16:32 on 14 Apr 2017

A good effort of dealing with a pretty big question without a perfect answer. However, it rather felt like a summary of good practice, clean code, etc. - in that respect it was a solid deck with some decent hands on examples. Intriguing concept of object calisthenics and definitely some good habits to pick up if your career hasn't instilled much of a clean code discipline yet.

Rich Sage at 09:20 on 21 Apr 2017

A great closing talk for me. Concise, engaging, and I'm off to look up your Object Calisthenics talk. Some great advice which will improve any codebase.