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Advanced Clean Code


15 March 2017, by

This post is a quick overview of patterns I have picked up over the years that I aim to use when coding and usually end up pointing out in code reviews.

These aren’t hard and fast rules, but to me, this post forms an extension to Uncle Bob’s clean code (which you should read right now if you haven’t already!).

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Lightning Talks – Modern IDE Usage


3 June 2015, by

In April 2015 we ran another Lightning Talks competition where eight employees each had five minutes to tell us something they find interesting – inside or outside the software development world. We had talks this year on topics from the Java ecosystem to general relativity!

Once again we voted on our favourite talks and the top two won Amazon vouchers.  This is Suzanne Hamilton’s winning talk demonstrating the power of modern IDEs, where she refactors an example piece of code based on Martin Fowler’s book “Refactoring” without ever typing anything!