Dallas, TX ~ July 8, 2014

The Crafting Code Tour is stopping by Dallas on July 8th, 2014. Join us!

Talks for Dallas

We’re pleased to announce two great talks, by Brandon Savage and Paul Jones, for Dallas, TX!

It Was Like That When I Got Here: Steps Toward Modernizing a Legacy Codebase ~ Paul Jones

The codebase at work is absolutely terrible. It’s a mess of spaghetti that has been around for years and is and completely untestable. Any time you fix a bug over here, a new bug appears over there. In this talk, Paul explains how the code got to be so bad, and gives practical steps on how you can start paying off the technical debt you inherited with your legacy application, all while keeping the system running the whole time.

Your code sucks! Five tools for evaluating the quality of your code ~ Brandon Savage

You know you want to write great code, but how do you know what great code looks like? Using these tools, you’ll be able to figure out exactly what areas of your application are great, and which could use the most improvement. Plus, learn how to apply these tools on a daily basis in your development, automatically!

Speaker Biographies

Paul Jones

pmjonesPaul M. Jones is an internationally recognized PHP expert who has worked as everything from junior developer to VP of Engineering in all kinds of organizations (corporate, military, non-profit, educational, medical, and others). He blogs professionally at paul-m-jones.comM and is a regular speaker at various PHP conferences.

Paul’s latest open-source project is Aura for PHP. Previously, he was the architect behind the Solar Framework, and was the creator of the Savant template system. He was a founding contributor to Zend Framework.

In a previous career, Paul was an operations intelligence specialist for the US Air Force. In his spare time, he enjoys putting .308 holes in targets at 400 yards.

Brandon Savage

brandonBrandon has been a software developer since 2003. Ever since discovering that he could use software to automate routine tasks, he’s been hooked. Brandon is passionate about perfecting the art of software development.

Brandon blogs, speaks and writes regularly about software development topics. Brandon works at Mozilla on the Socorro project, working daily to make Firefox better. Brandon is also an instrument rated private pilot and enjoys traveling.

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