Speaker Details

Venkat Subramaniam
Agile Developer
Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., and an instructional professor at the University of Houston.He has trained and mentored thousands of software developers in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia, and is a regularly-invited speaker at several international conferences. Venkat helps his clients effectively apply and succeed with sustainable agile practices on their software projects.Venkat is a (co)author of multiple technical books, including the 2007 Jolt Productivity award winning book Practices of an Agile Developer. You can find a list of his books at https://www.agiledeveloper.com. You can reach him by email at [email protected] or on twitter at @venkat_s.
Code Review, you said?
Keynote (BEGINNER level)
Code reviews are essential to improve the quality of code and to reduce defects. Yet, everyone, from the developers to managers, dread that activity. However, when done right it can be one of the most effective ways to not only improve the quality of the application but also promote learning among the team members. In this presentation we will discuss the issues with conventional code reviews and look at ways to turn this into a effective practice that team will relish.
Before spending substantial effort in refactoring or altering design, it would be prudent to evaluate the current quality of design. This can help us decide if we should proceed with refactoring effort or a particular alteration of design. Furthermore, after evolving a design, using some design metrics would help us to evaluate if we have improved on the design front. In this workshop we will learn about some critical qualities of design and how to measure those. We will learn about these by working through some example code, refactoring it, and evaluating the design again at each stage of refactoring.