The Diabolical Developer

Session title

"The Diabolical Developer" - aka "How to be Awesome" 


Martijn Verburg (aka "The Diabolical Developer")

Session description

After spending the last few years utilising best practices in Java, following lean/agile techniques, practising software craftsmanship and listening to the likes of Joshua Bloch and Martin Fowler, I have discovered that it's all one great big hoax! This talk is aimed at freeing the developer from the chains of the industry and helping you get back to actually doing your job. This talk will offer several practical suggestions to get back to basics in the areas of: How to get the right attitude, self learning, how to effectively work by yourself, using only the tools you need, sticking to what you know is best, getting rid of the fluff and end user testing is good enough. By the end of this talk you'll be re-invigorated about your role as a developer, you have the power once more! 

What problem(s)/challenge(s) will an attendee learn to solve by attending your session? 

How to get back to basics and get on with the job (and stop worrying about what everyone else is doing). 

What are you addressing that represents or indicates a new or emerging trend? And why do attendees need to be aware 
of this information TODAY? 

The modern Java developer has a minefield of best practices, tools, software development techniques and new languages on the JVM to contend with. Almost 100% of this is completely unnecessary and distracts the developer from simply doing their job. 

What will attendees learn by attending your session?

Practical tips on how to take the power back and get back to basics! 

Who should attend your session? 

Developers interested in becoming productive once more and any advocates of best practices, lean/agile, software craftsmanship etc. 

Anything someone should know before attending? 

An open mind. 

Briefly, what is the format? (case study, presentation with real world examples, hands on, step by step 
instructions, problem‐solving session where attendees bring questions) 

Very light presentation (handful of slides) with plenty of Q&A and discussion with the audience.