More Code, More Problems

A session at Open Source Bridge 2013

Thursday 20th June, 2013

2:30pm to 3:15pm (PST)

Some people will tell you that you need a large, full-stack framework to do web development The Right Way. These people are wrong.

A year ago I wrote The MicroPHP Manifesto, a response to the increasing complexity and interdependence of PHP frameworks. The four principles were:

1. I am a PHP developer
2. I like building small things
3. I want less code, not more
4. I like simple, readable code

The thing is, this stuff really isn't specific to PHP. In this talk I'll extend the concepts to other languages we work with in web development, establishing these core principles:

  • Learn languages, not frameworks
  • Build small things
  • Less code is better than more
  • Create and use simple, readable code

We'll cover how following these principles makes you a better developer, and makes the job of maintaining and verifying your code much easier.

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Ed Finkler

Dork, Dad, JS, PHP & Python feller, FOSS nerd. Mental Health advocate http://OSMIhelp.org. Podcasts at http://devhell.info. See also @funkalinks bio from Twitter

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Time 2:30pm3:15pm PST

Date Thu 20th June 2013

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