2011 NOTE: Some links in this presentation are no longer valid. Sorry about that.
As a professional developer, especially one who works in Ruby, you hear about code quality all the time. You learn that testing your code and making it easy to maintain are the path to success. You know about TDD, BDD, TATFT and LMNOP. You learn to cycle from red to green to refactoring. We all do our best to write quality, maintainable, reusable code. We're all human, though; some of us slip, and some of us have had to work hard at preventing code smells. In this talk, I'll talk about how I learned to program, how going pro exposed flaws in my coding style, and how I'm working to improve my code quality, sharing some of my old stinky code, the better, refactored versions, and the lessons I've learned in honing my craft.
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