Central Iowa Software Symposium
July 21 - 23, 2006 - Des Moines, IA
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Clean Up Your Code: 10 Java Coding Tricks, Techniques, and Philosophies
This session delivers 10 techniques for improving your code, whether you are freshly graduated or a grizzled veteran.
Even the most competent programmer falls into habits and coding ruts. This session delivers 10 techniques for improving your code, whether you are freshly graduated or a grizzled veteran. It is derived from many sources, including other languages (Smalltalk, Lisp, Java, and others), and techniques and idioms we have developed teaching developers. It also consolidates information from books that delve into the craft of writing good software. The goal is to create code that is easier to read, maintain, debug, and enhance.
Key Session Points:
- Names of Things
- Composed Method
- Apply the Unix Philosophies
- Syntactic Stuff
- Common Methods: equals() && hashcode()
About Neal Ford
Neal is Director, Software Architect, and Meme Wrangler at ThoughtWorks, a global IT consultancy with an exclusive focus on end-to-end software development and delivery.
Before joining ThoughtWorks, Neal was the Chief Technology Officer at The DSW Group, Ltd., a nationally recognized training and development firm. Neal has a degree in Computer Science from Georgia State University specializing in languages and compilers and a minor in mathematics specializing in statistical analysis.
He is also the designer and developer of applications, instructional materials, magazine articles, video presentations, and author of 6 books, including the most recent The Productive Programmer. His language proficiencies include Java, C#/.NET, Ruby, Groovy, functional languages, Scheme, Object Pascal, C++, and C. His primary consulting focus is the design and construction of large-scale enterprise applications. Neal has taught on-site classes nationally and internationally to all phases of the military and to many Fortune 500 companies. He is also an internationally acclaimed speaker, having spoken at over 100 developer conferences worldwide, delivering more than 600 talks. If you have an insatiable curiosity about Neal, visit his web site at http://www.nealford.com. He welcomes feedback and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.More About Neal »