While it took me a while to actually start listening to these talks I extremely enjoyed the talk by @mwop. It shed light on why you would want to build beautiful maintainable software. I especially enjoyed the analogies on how specific tools are used for a specific purpose.
I do feel however that more time should have been spent explaining the code especially for those who are not familiar with the patterns such as service locator, etc.
Very good talk. I will try to start implementing these methods in my future code.
Great talk. A lot of information out there is either targeted at beginning developers or experts; it is hard to find good content for the mid level. This talk covered an important topic in a manner that is useful for the developers of any experience.
Also good work on the password_hash rfc. Having a simple method for handling such a common issue should make good practices easier for more people.
This talk was definitely the most beneficial for me. I'm working to implement these tips in my code as soon as possible.
A lot of good information. I loved the inclusion of so many different technologies.
Too bad this isn't made as a mandatory talk after a certain point in PHP career of every programmer out there. Great talk! I've really enjoyed it!
The intro was a bit long, 20 minutes :P, which is the only reason I gave this a 4* not 5, but overall it helps out understanding why you need to use the right tools for the job and how they affect designing of good code.
Maybe it would be useful to have some analogies with software tools or shuffle this a bit and have the intro shorter, dive into the presentation and then, from time to time, give an example of how a tool or technique helps you solve the problem at hand much like a tool / technique from [... insert non-software development domain here ...]
Didn't manage to catch the whole talk live, so just finished it with the recording... Really great talk, expertly delivered along with a first class supporting slide-deck. I've waited for over a year to see this talk having discovered the slides as an absolute beginner and really wanted to hear the rationale behind it.
The talk gave me a 'way to think' when writing code, which is exactly what I needed and what I hoped I would get from it. Very pleased to have finally heard it!
I had to miss part of the talk because of a phonecall, but what I did get was quite interesting. very well presented, touching on all the important stuff. And since we're currently working on a huge REST project, some of it can be applied directly. Thanks
Thanks Matthew for this presentation. I really enjoyed it, and definitely am taking some of the points with me.