Join us for a two day, double track Ruby conference at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston, MA!

Oct 12-13, 2013

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Jon Yurek

Jon Yurek

Jon Yurek is a founder of thoughtbot. He spends his days trying to reach vim enlightenment and writing code solely to make his tests pass. Ever since he played with BASIC on his Apple IIe, he knew programming was for him. The rest of his time is spent camping and playing European-style board games.

Naming is Hard!

Coming up with a good name is one of the hardest things to do in programming. It’s one of the least technical things we do, but it has one of the largest impacts on how understandable our code is. Ruby is a very expressive language, which makes it very suitable to naming things well and thereby making maintenance easier. This talk will go over more than just how to name variables and classes: it will show how to extract and name concepts, processes, and procedures from existing code in order to understand it better.