Greater Nebraska Software Symposium
March 23 - 25, 2007 - Omaha, NE
The Productive Programmer: Practice (10 Ways to Improve Your Code)
No one writes perfect code: even the best developers fall into bad habits and traps. These topics from The Productive Programmer illustrate blind spots and helps you write better code.
It is too easy to get into a coding slump and not realize it. This talk revitalizes your relationship to code, forcing you to rethink some of the thing that you take for granted and showing new approaches to solving hard problems. It covers topics that range from improve the overall structure of your code to the way you write JavaBeans, with lots of examples. Everything in this talk may not be new to you, but I guarantee that you'll see some things that will make you reevaluate the way you think about your code.
- Static Analysis
- Good Citizenship
- getters and setters
- Static State
- JavaBean Specification
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 »