July 8, 2014 · 7:00 PM
For the July meetup we're going to have a special event that's a part of a larger tour of user groups that Brandon Savage and Paul Jones are doing across the nation. On July 8th (on our normal date/time) we'll be hosting their Dallas stop with two talks, one from Brandon and the other from Paul. Some of you might remember Paul from when he came in to town before to give his N+1 talk.
Here's more information about the sessions:
It Was Like That When I Got Here: Steps Toward Modernizing a Legacy Codebase ~ Paul Jones
The codebase at work is absolutely terrible. It’s a mess of spaghetti that has been around for years and is and completely untestable. Any time you fix a bug over here, a new bug appears over there. In this talk, Paul explains how the code got to be so bad, and gives practical steps on how you can start paying off the technical debt you inherited with your legacy application, all while keeping the system running the whole time.
Your code sucks! Five tools for evaluating the quality of your code
~ Brandon Savage
You know you want to write great code, but how do you know what great code looks like? Using these tools, you’ll be able to figure out exactly what areas of your application are great, and which could use the most improvement. Plus, learn how to apply these tools on a daily basis in your development, automatically!
As usual, food and drinks will be provided and be sure to RSVP early as there's only so much room in our usual room to squeeze folks in. The event is free of charge and is generously provided by several sponsors of the tour.
More information about the sessions can be found on the Crafting Code website
Where: SoftLayer Offices on Alpha
When: July 8th @ 7pm
Who: Brandon Savage & Paul Jones (Crafting Code Tour)