Len Smith

Seven Software Presentations Good Enough to watch twice

August 01, 2011

Glenn Vanderberg: Real Software Engineering

tl;dr: (Spoiler) Software Engineering as a concept is a joke unless you’re practicing Agile disciplines.

(This is the only software talk I’ve ever seen get a standing ovation)

Uncle Bob Martin: The Renaissance of Craftmanship

tl;dr: Be less terrible.

Jim Weirich: The Grand Unified Theory of Software Design

tl;dr: Connascence is a word and it’s hard to fathom all the ways in which our code is coupled.

J.B. Rainsberger: Integration Tests Are a Scam

tl;dr: Integration Tests yield shitty ROI because of Math.

Mary Poppendieck: Lean for Competitive Advantage

tl;dr: Mary Poppendieck is the best ever

Dan North: Simplicity, The Way of the Unusual Architect

Uncle Bob Martin: 25 zeros

tl;dr: Your modern language isn’t much better than Fortran

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