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Go Ahead, Make a Mess

  • Feb 12, 2013 · 7:00 PM
  • WebAssign

Sandi Metz has 30 years of experience working on projects that survived to grow and change. She’s the author of the recently published ‘Practical Object-Oriented Design in Ruby’ ( and (as all who read the book know) an avid cyclist. She formerly worked for Duke University and still lives in Durham, but will confess no college basketball affiliation.

Join us for her talk: Go Ahead, Make a Mess

Software is always a mess. You can't avoid this mess, and if hubris goads you into attempting to achieve perfection, you'll just make things worse. Perfection is a distant, dim land on the unreachable horizon. You'll not be going there today.

What you _can_ do, however, is use the techniques of object-oriented design (OOD) to make your messes manageable. OOD is good at messes. It understands their origins, predicts their courses, and foresees their outcomes. It shines a light down the dusty nooks and crannies of your app, showing you what to do and what to avoid.

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  • Shawn P.


    February 13, 2013

  • Mark W.

    Very useful. It contained material that enhanced my understanding -- over and above Metz's excellent book.

    February 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Headed to the Agile meetup tonight -- catch y'all next time.

    February 12, 2013

  • Michael Chase P.

    Checkout and help pioneer the Triangle's future center of RoR online community!

    February 10, 2013

  • Adam M.

    Thank you!

    February 8, 2013

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