Dave Thomas - Becoming a better programmer 🎤
We had the great opportunity to listen and talk to Dave Thomas, an original signatory and author of The Manifesto for Agile Software Development, co-author of The Pragmatic Programmer and founder of the publishing company The Pragmatic Bookshelf.
We learned live about the principles that have been subjects of many of Thomas’ globally successful publications. In his works he termed the expressions Code Kata and DRY (Don’t Repeat Yourself), which found their ways into the international programming consciousness based on their merits as ideas and principles.
But this event was far from a strict talk or lecture, we had the opportunity to discuss these ideas with him and the other attendees and ask questions of our own. Through these first hand conversations and discussions we were able to develop a far deeper and better understanding of these principles than by merely reading about them on the internet.
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