This month's meeting will be something special! We'll be teaming up with our friends from the Amsterdam.rb user group to give you a special event that will surely spark some discussion.
The December meeting will have two talks, one selected by each group. Note that (for this time only) this meeting is on a wednesday, instead of our regular thursdays. Due to the increased content, this event will also start earlier than normal.
This event will be sponsored by our friends at WEBclusive.
18:30 - 19:00: Welcome & Drinks
19:00 - 19:45: Talk: Your code sucks, let's fix it! - Rafael Dohms
19:45 - 20:15: Break - Pizzas!
20:15 - 21:00: Talk: Debugging with Pry - Yorick Peterse
21:00 - 21:15: Raffle
21:15 Social, drinks, snacks.
PHP Talk: Your code sucks, let's fix it! - Rafael Dohms
How do you measure the quality of your code? Performance and testing are just one aspect of code, in order to meet deadlines and make maintenance quicker you also need your code to be readable, decoupled and generally easier to comprehend and work with. This talk will go over tips and exercises to help you identify trouble areas, refactor them and train you to write better code in future projects. Come make your code look and function better.
Ruby Talk: Debugging with Pry - Yorick Peterse
I aim to talk about what Pry does, what makes it cool (features, ease of use, etc) and why people should use it to debug code instead of relying on clunky tools such as IRB or Kernel#puts. Examples range from simple ones such as defining code to more complex ones such as inserting "breakpoints", listing variables and retrieving documentation.
As usual, we've got some awesome stuff to give away. Software licenses, books, and a ticket to one of the best (if not the best) PHP conference in Europe.