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Solving the Boolean Identity Crisis: CodeMash

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CodeMash 2020 | Solving the Boolean Identity Crisis | Jeremy Fairbank

What you'll learn

While powerful in its simplicity and important to computation, the boolean can be limiting in applications. In this talk, Jeremy Fairbank will briefly explore the history of boolean logic in computation and look at how booleans can be misused in programming languages. You'll explore examples where booleans obscure the meaning of code, make code harder to maintain, and hinder usability for teammates and users. You'll also learn how to harness custom types and higher-order functions to write clearer code, and to place empathy and usability at the forefront of the APIs and UIs you build.

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Solving the Boolean Identity Crisis

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CodeMash is a unique event that educates developers on current practices, methodologies and technology trends in variety of platforms and development languages such as Java, .NET, Ruby and PHP. Held every January at the lush Kalahari Resort in Sandusky, Ohio, attendees will be able to attend a world-class technical conference amid Ohio’s largest indoor waterpark. Nobody will frown if you show up in shorts, sandals, and your loudest t-shirt. You might even win a prize for doing so. It’s not just ... more

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