Escaping the Big Ball of Mud Talk

Earlier this year I was invited to give a talk at NDC Oslo. My chosen subject was the "the big ball of mud" where I go into a number of ideas and patterns to help keep your code base clean and free for extension. Here it is Escaping the Big Ball of Mud - Mathew McLoughlin from NDC Conferences on Vimeo.…

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DevDay Omnisharp Talk

Here's the recording of my session about Omnisharp that I gave at DevDay in Poland. The audience were great and I can honestly say it is one of the best conferences I've been to. So thanks to Rafał and Michał for having me.…

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NDC NancyFX Talk

I was lucky enough to be invited back to speak about Nancy at NDC Oslo this year and this time it was being filmed. I was, however, unlucky enough to get a cold the day before :(. So albeit not my best performance here is: An Introduction to Nancy from NDC Conferences on Vimeo. (I particularly like the bit around 45mins where you see me walk to front of the stage and slump over :D)…

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Why Developers should go to Conferences

Why Developers should go to Conferences

Conferences. Chances are you've not been to one. Chances are you want to but just have not had the opportunity. They are often expensive affairs and its hard to justify the cost and time you will need off to your boss. The thing is though, they are really important. Outside of formal education they are probably the best source of learning a developer can get. I'll point this out straight away. I talk about NDC specifically in this post. However I'm in no way affiliated with them. Nor have I been asked to promote it. It just so happens I…

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My first talk and what it Taught Me

My first talk and what it Taught Me

For those of you who don't know, I did my first talk a couple of nights ago (29/8/2013) at Leeds Sharp. It was on Nancy and I think it went pretty well. However, I've already noticed a lot of ways that I need to improve. I organised my talk like this: A quick introduction about me and what I do. An introduction to the Nancy framework. When it was created, why and by whom. I talked about the Super Duper Happy Path. I demonstrated how to create a NancyModule and explained some of the benefits. I gave examples…

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