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The Art of Software Development

Sander Mak | GOTO Amsterdam 2023

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Are you a software engineer? You may want to think twice before answering... Looking closely, our collective software development practices may not be so rigidly engineered as we'd like to think. And you know what? That's ok! Let's embrace the art of software development and see where this takes us.

In this talk, we'll look at software development as a craft combining art and engineering. What does this mean for coding, testing, architecture and design, and other important aspects of our work? And more importantly: what does this tell us about learning and growing as software developers? Our obsession with tools may cloud what software development is really about. Join this talk to unlock your inner artist!

About the speakers

Sander Mak
Sander Mak

Java Champion and author of O'Reilly's "Java 9 Modularity"