Central Ohio Software Symposium
June 10 - 12, 2011 - Columbus, OH
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Applying Patterns: How to Spot Problem Code and What To Do About It
How do you spot bad code? How do you turn it into good code? We'll be looking at code examples from real applications. We'll start by identifying the problem with the code: things like maintainability, clarity, and testability. Then we'll look for ways to improve that code: perhaps introducing base classes, perhaps other refactorings based on Gang of Four Patterns.
We'll examine a number of common patterns including Builder, Visitor, Chain of Responsibility, Proxy, and Strategy. This session will offer insight into how to spot the problem how to select the solution, and how to apply the changes to get your code nice and shiny!
About Howard Lewis Ship
Howard Lewis Ship is the creator and lead developer for the Apache Tapestry project, and is a noted expert on Java framework design and developer productivity. He has over twenty years of full-time software development under his belt, with over ten years of Java. He cut his teeth writing customer support software for Stratus Computer, but eventually traded PL/1 for Objective-C and NeXTSTEP before settling into Java.
Howard is respected in the Java community as an expert on web application development, dependency injection, Java meta-programming, and developer productivity. He is a frequent speaker at JavaOne, NoFluffJustStuff, ApacheCon and other conferences, and the author of "Tapestry in Action" for Manning (covering Tapestry 3.0). Lately, he's been dipping his toes into alternate languages, including Clojure.
Howard is an independent consultant, offering Tapestry training, mentoring and project work as well as training in Clojure. He lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife Suzanne, and his children, Jacob and Olivia.More About Howard »