Neal Ford

Neal Ford
meme wrangler, ThoughtWorks

Website | @neal4d

Neal Ford is a senior application architect at ThoughtWorks, a global IT consultancy with an exclusive focus on end-to-end software development and delivery. He is the designer and developer of applications, instructional materials, magazine articles, courseware, video/DVD presentations, author of 3 books, including Art of Java Web Development (Manning 2003), and editor/contributor for the 2006 and 2007 editions of the No Fluff, Just Stuff Anthology (Pragmatic Press). He is also an internationally acclaimed speaker, having spoken at numerous developers’ conferences worldwide. Check out his web site at www.nealford.com. He welcomes feedback and can be reached at nford@thoughtworks.com.

Sessions

Tutorial
Location: Portland Ballroom 252
Neal Ford (ThoughtWorks), Patrick Farley (ThoughtWorks)
Average rating: ****.
(4.24, 25 ratings)
Ruby is the revenge of the Smalltalkers. Not since Smalltalk has a language had such powerful meta-programming facilities. While this may seem like a minor feature, it turns out that surgical meta-programming allows solutions to problems that are clearer, more concise, more maintainable, and take orders of magnitudes fewer lines of code. Read more.
General
Location: Portland Ballroom 252
Neal Ford (ThoughtWorks)
Average rating: ****.
(4.05, 19 ratings)
Using powerful languages makes the solutions in the GoF book look hopelessly complicated. This session shows how to solve the same problems concisely, elegantly, and with far fewer lines of code using the facilities of dynamic languages. Read more.
General
Location: E145 - E146
Neal Ford (ThoughtWorks)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 5 ratings)
Using powerful languages makes the solutions in the GoF book look hopelessly complicated. This session shows how to solve the same problems concisely, elegantly, and with far fewer lines of code using the facilities of dynamic languages. Read more.
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