Developers can get better at their craft by learning from the great writers who mastered theirs. Writing software isn’t the same as writing a novel, but there are parallels. Besides, advice from writers is better because writers have been struggling with their craft for many centuries, not just a few decades. It’s better-written as well. This talk shares great writers’ best advice for coders: Stephen King on refactoring, Anne Rice on development hardware, Hemingway on modelling with personas, and Neil Gaiman on everything.
- London Software Craftsmanship Community - 18 September 2014
- British Computer Society SPA London - 1 October 2014
- British Computer Society SPA London (South) - 2 December 2014
- Softwire - 17 December 2014
- ACCU 2015 - 24 April 2015