Creating a Grunt Task from Spaghetti to Rock Solid Code

A session at FranceJS.in(Toulouse)

  • Thomas Parisot

Saturday 23rd November, 2013

2:30pm to 2:55pm (PMT)

We have an idea, we code it as a custom task in our `Gruntfile.js` and… *it works*!

Then we sleep on it for 6 months and someone stumble on us, revealing some software weakness we have trouble to fix **because we don't remember well** what was our state of mind at the time of writing the code.

*This is not bad*. This is how it often works in the *real world*.
We will learn how to make that **code beautifully speaking by itself**, embracing a *design features* approach rather than the *code stuff tested on runtime* one.

And if you never wrote *unit tests*, this is definitely the trigger which **will break your fear** and share your knowledge of your code across your team.

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Thomas Parisot

Web Engineer at BBC R&D

Thomas Parisot is a Web Engineer at BBC R&D in London, United Kingdom. He enjoys using JavaScript to craft joyful libraries and APIs, for the frontend and the backend, developing and sharing them in the open.
In the past, he worked as a freelancer, in an IT department, in a nation-wide Web agency and cofounded an online intelligence startup.

He is a believer of cross-disciplines learning, simple things and chance. Of course he likes cheese. Of course he likes wine. And words. And making pictures.

Aside that, he co-created the Sud Web conference in France, published a book on digital communication using blogs and enjoys night courses at the University of the Arts London.

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