"Sniffing"­ for Bad Code: Rebecca Murphey Presents JS Minty Fresh

Maybe you've inherited some smelly code, or maybe you've written some yourself, rushing to get a feature out the door knowing that you're leaving yourself a mess to clean up later.

No matter how you end up with smelly code, eliminating smells is an important step toward making code easier to work with -- for you and your fellow developers -- reducing opportunities for introducing bugs, and making your code easier to test. Heck, it can even help you get a new job.

In this talk with Rebecca Murphey, we'll look at some common code smells and how to address them; along the way, we'll take a peek at templates, deferreds, promises, and other techniques that can help you tidy up your JavaScript.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Everyone, Thanks again for coming to Refresh the Triangle at DZone. If you'd like to watch a recording of Rebecca's presentation, you can view it on DZone here: http://java.dzone.com/articles/...­

    April 9, 2013

    • Julia E.

      Thanks Kelly! Are we required to register before being able to view the video?

      April 9, 2013

  • Elizabeth H.

    Rebecca is such a skilled speaker that I think she could make any subject interesting. It was a good time.

    1 · March 29, 2013

  • Roger A.

    I always learn something from meetups and this was no exception. Rebecca is an excellent speaker. She is able to hold your interest for the entire presentation. She has the talent to make you feel comfortable with the material she is presenting. She understands the limits on time and the amount of material that can be absorbed by the audience. She gave good examples and something for me to take back and put in use. I enjoyed it very much.

    1 · March 29, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Well said, Roger! I completely agree.

      March 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    There was an excellent crowd, DZone was excellent, and the pizza was a nice touch!

    March 28, 2013

  • Wray

    dannng i thought this started at 7:00. derp.

    March 28, 2013

  • Iris J.

    sorry. something came up at work. looking forward to the video thou :)

    March 28, 2013

  • Phi.Sanders

    cant make it after all

    March 28, 2013

  • Daryl H.

    Sick kid sorry for the late notice.

    March 28, 2013

  • Matt P

    Sorry. Have to cancel late: sick 3-year-old to deal with.... Hopefully someone else can take my spot.

    March 28, 2013

  • Carolyn F.

    Hi Danny - I'm speaking with DZone this week about potentially using a space large enough for 50 people, so I will keep everyone posted. And Yes - DZone is recording and broadcasting the presentation through their website. Thanks!

    March 21, 2013

    • Carolyn F.

      Hi Danny, since we've moved to a larger conference room we've lost the ability to live broadcast. DZone is still recording the Meet Up though, and will have a video posted on the site next day. We'll share the link with everyone as soon as it's published. Hope you can make it - I've seen a lot of RSVP updates today. Thanks agan for your interest!

      March 27, 2013

    • Danny H.

      That's ok, I made it in off of the waitlist when you did that, so I'll be there! thanks ...

      March 28, 2013

  • Karl S.

    Sorry I can't make it this month -- have fun!

    March 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    hate to miss this, but I'm going to be out of town

    March 25, 2013

  • Christopher P.

    Let's hope the sinuses clear up first...

    1 · March 25, 2013

  • Danny H.

    man .. I wish 19 spots would open up .. I happen to have inherited some pretty stinky javascript .. will this be recorded at least?

    March 21, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I gave a version of this talk a few months ago in Amsterdam, and they recorded it there http://fronteers.nl/c...­

      March 21, 2013

    • Danny H.

      thank you!

      March 21, 2013

  • Wray

    Exactly the sort of thing I'm trying to wrap my head around right now! guhh wish I'd noticed sooner.

    March 12, 2013

  • Ian K.

    Smell what I'm cooking! Er, coding.

    March 3, 2013

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