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It’s not what you code, it’s how you code it.
Rails development is exploding, many new applications are being created daily. Coding these applications in a maintainable and clear manner means more than just writing specs and tests. There are a lot of parts to a functioning Rails application, and all of them are critical to the ongoing maintenance.
Maintainability is more than just making it easy for you to fix bugs. Do you really plan to be the only person who will ever be able to maintain your application for the rest of your natural life?
Drawing on 10 different real world, in production, Rails applications, this talk will cut through the theoretical jargon and dive right into what makes the different applications easy to maintain or a horror to run.
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This talk will be very useful to any Rails developer who wants to build a system that will operate for the long run and more importantly, allow you to hand over the maintenance to a third party at some point, allow you to get on with your life.
From Sydney Australia, Mikel works as an IT Consultant, Developer and founder of RubyX.com an Rails development and support company in Sydney Australia.
Mikel is on the core commit team of the Rails framework, wrote the Mail gem and was a major part of the rewrite of ActionMailer.
He spends his days running the RubyX team providing green field application development, custom gem development as well as support, code review and mentoring on existing Rails applications. He gets his hands dirty in Rails code all the time and loves his work.
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