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May 12, 2015

Cultivating a Code Review Culture

by Derek Prior

Code reviews are not about catching bugs. Modern code reviews are about socialization, learning, and teaching. How can you get the most out of a peer's code review and how can you review code without being seen as overly critical? Reviewing code and writing easily-reviewed features are skills that will make you a better developer and a better teammate. You will leave this talk with the tools to implement a successful code-review culture. You'll learn how to get more from the reviews you're already getting and how to have more impact with the reviews you leave.

Breaking up with the Asset Pipeline

by Patrick Robertson

Rich client applications with complex JavaScript and CSS libraries are not going anywhere. Unfortunately, the Rails toolchain is not well suited for development in this brave new world. In this talk, we'll walk through why breaking up with the asset pipeline is necessary, alternative tooling options that will improve development speed and ease of production deployment.