Effective Programmers Learning

Allison Kaptur gave a keynote at Kiwi PyCon 2015 in New Zealand on effective learning for programmers. There were two pieces to the talk: one about the mindset needed by programmers for learning and one about particular strategies that software developers can use.

Writing Easy to Maintain Code

Wikimedia software developer and Software Craftmanship advocate Jeroen De Dauw discusses about how to maintain code. A significant amount of time is spend on reading code, sometimes more than on writing code.

The Silver Bullet Syndrome

We love our silver bullets don’t we? We are constantly chasing the dream that the next big thing will solve all our past problems. It doesn’t matter if it’s a language, framework, platform or library, we’re out there chasing it. Why?

Managing Programmers

Programmers are not like the other kids. They cannot and should not be managed like normal people if your intent is to produce high quality software. The things you would do to make the process go faster will actually make things go slower. This session gives you insight on the care and feeding of programmers, […]