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Make Your Code Really Boring

Readability and Maintainability are Boring

Mac Chapman

Saturday 15th, 15:30 (Assembly Room)

A talk (25 minutes)

In my time, I’ve written some really exciting code: I’ve overridden nearly every operator in python and I've written logic in XML. It was a lot of fun, but it was all impossible to maintain. In this session I’ll work through some beginner to intermediate techniques for making code more predictable and manageable and share a few stories from projects past. I’ll tell you why you shouldn’t make a CSS class called “yellow”, what a variable called “noecho” really ought to do, and why you probably don’t need a variable called “noecho” anyway.

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