Talks

Feature Nirvana

Slides: https://speakerdeck.com/mattcbaker/feature-nirvana-dff36112-f6b8-4374-bf67-f2e282f903fb

When you start a new project, there is a tendency to try and do all the infrastructure work up front, before you begin shipping features. I call this “feature nirvana” and I don’t think it ever works. My assertion is that each feature you ship will inform your infrastructure needs, therefore you should only build the infrastructure necessary to ship the feature you’re currently working on.

Perfecting Dependency Injection

Slides: https://speakerdeck.com/mattcbaker/perfecting-dependency-injection

It’s in code bases all around the world, but are we getting all the value that the Dependency Injection pattern has to offer? Large dependency graphs, brittle test suites and hidden complexity have lead me to believe that we aren’t. However, I think we can! In this talk we will cover when to use this pattern, how to use it and the pitfalls that we should be watching out for. We’ll also cover some alternatives to Dependency Injection, just in case you decide that it is not for you.

Software Craftsmanship at Pluralsight

Slides: https://speakerdeck.com/mattcbaker/software-craftsmanship-applied-at-pluralsight