The Weekly Talk Review #2 – Patterns that Pay Off by Matt Stauffer

My choice for this second issue of “The Weekly Talk Review” is another Laracon 2018 talk: “Patterns that Pay Off” by Matt Stauffer.

It kept me glued to the screen, and I am not exaggerating. I love practical and pragmatic talks. After listening to a lot of talks, I learned how to recognize speakers that have broad, practical experience with the topic they have chosen for the talk.

Do not be fooled by the title: it’s not about design patterns in a traditional way. This talk is about a lot of practical dos and don’ts that you can apply in your everyday job. I loved how he managed to explain the importance of the value you give to your customer. I also appreciated a lot the concept of “posture” towards patterns, or how we approach them.

Also, the “Test to save your job” and “Monolith first” parts are pure gold. However, I am not going to spoil it, so watch it and enjoy!


The Weekly Talk Review

First time here? Welcome to The Weekly Talk Review, here on FrancescoCodes.

Every week I will make a short review (~100 words) of a talk that I liked and found interesting enough to share here with you. I am not going to review only Laravel related talk: why limit myself when there is a lot of stuff to learn?

Have fun and feel free to suggest a talk in the comments if you want to share it with us. I will be more than happy to see it and publish it here!

The Weekly Talk Review #1 – Design Patterns with Laravel by Colin DeCarlo

For this first issue of “The Weekly Talk Review”, my choice is this fantastic talk by Colin DeCarlo at Laracon 2018: “Design Patterns with Laravel”.

I must admit it: I have a thing for everything that makes learning way easier than expected. In this talk, Colin tells us about his struggles with the Design Patterns book first impact, and how things can be explained differently. Then, he makes some perfect, real-life examples of code refactoring while implementing these patterns. The code highlighting style is the cherry on top.

I think this talk will be particularly useful to all those developers that are starting refactoring their first codebases into something more structured and well written.

Timing is also perfect: in ~32 minutes everything fits in it perfectly without any sense of haste. I am not going to tell you which patterns he has chosen; you will do it by yourself 🙂

Also liked a lot the quote from Kent Beck:

“Make the change easy, then make the easy change”.

Enjoy it!


The Weekly Talk Review

First time here? Welcome to The Weekly Talk Review, here on FrancescoCodes.

Every week I will make a short review (~100 words) of a talk that I liked and found interesting enough to share here with you. I am not going to review only Laravel related talk: why limit myself when there is a lot of stuff to learn?

Have fun and feel free to suggest a talk in the comments if you want to share it with us. I will be more than happy to see it and publish it here!