Are You Taking Things Too Far?
Location: Ballroom B
Sometimes as developers it can be a little too easy to lose sight of the big picture sometimes, we can get carried away with following the conventional wisdom without thinking about why that wisdom became conventional. Several great ideas and techniques can become huge time-sinks or distractions if we’re not careful.
Just because something is a good idea in moderation, doesn’t mean it’s a good idea when overused. In this talk I’ll question some of the orthodoxy which has built up in the rails community. Topics will include:
- Building DSLs
- Focusing on Beautiful code
- Testing, Specs and Mocks
- Being RESTful
- Avoiding Premature Optimisation
Hopefully by moderating our excesses in some of these areas, we can free up some time to improve our applications, or step back and take some time off to relax.
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Koziarski Software Limited
Michael “Koz” Koziarski is a software consultant specialising in Ruby on Rails, database architecture, web based businesses and object oriented design. He’s been a contributor to Rails since 2004, a Rails Core Team member since 2005 and helps other programmers improve their code on The Rails Way, a popular Rails architecture weblog.
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