A single conversation with a wise man is better than ten years of study.
~ Chinese Proverb ~

Patterns of Effective Delivery: from months to minutes

Dan North

Some programmers are simply more effective than others. Kent Beck famously described himself as "not a great programmer, but a good programmer with great habits." Over the last three years Dan has been working with, and observing, some very good programmers with quite exceptional - and rather surprising - habits. Is copy-and-paste always evil? Should you always test-drive production code?

In this talk Dan introduces the idea of programming patterns - patterns of effective programming behaviour - and describes some of the more unusual but effective programming patterns he's been collecting. These are not patterns for beginners, but then again, Dan argues that patterns aren't for beginners anyway.

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