You’re Doing It Wrong – Chad Pytel and Tammer Saleh As experienced Rails consultants, and authors of the upcoming Rails Antipatterns book, Chad Pytel and Tammer Saleh have seen their fair share of terrible code. They’ll discuss some common AntiPatterns they’ve seen in the wild, and will walk through the process of refactoring them to bring them in line with current best practices. They’ll be making use of the latest Rails 3.0 features to transform code from appalling to awesome. In addition, they will be looking at audience submitted code snippets, and giving live refactoring advice.
As part of the presentation, Tammer and I will be looking at the worst examples we can find of real world Rails code, and showing our beautifully refactored versions. So here’s your chance to show the world just how terrible your code can get, while getting some free refactoring advice as well!
We will be using any code submitted in a very public fashion, so be sure to obfuscate any proprietary or personally embarrassing bits.
While we won’t discuss the applications the code comes from (unless you specifically give permission) we’re most interested in examples that have been used in real-world products.
The fine print: Any code submitted is done so with implicit permission to use that code in the presentation (duh), our materials, or even the upcoming Rails AntiPatterns book.