Reading code

As developers, we spend a lot of time learning to write code, while spending little to no time learning to read code. Meanwhile, we often spend more time reading code than actually writing it. Shouldn’t we be spending at least the same amount of time and effort improving this skill? Deliberate practice can help us get better at reading code. Learning how to better read and understand code, can in turn teach us what makes code readable. This might even help us to write code that is easier to read.

In this talk we will discuss the benefits of deliberately practicing reading code in a code reading club or session without an IDE, as well as common strategies to navigate a new codebase and familiarise ourselves with the code using the IDE.

Video from Øredev 2023
Slides from Øredev 2023

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Presentations

DateEventLocationMedia
Sept 30 – Oct 3, 2024Dev2NextLone Tree, Colorado
June 27-28, 2024KCDCKansas City, USA
June 13, 2024JSpringUtrecht, the Netherlandsspeaker page
May 17, 2024NewCraftsParis, Franceslides
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May 14, 2024JCON EuropeCologne, Germanyslides
talk page
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April 9-11, 2024DevNexusAtlanta, GA –
USA
slides
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March 27-29, 2024Voxxed Days BucharestBucharest, Romaniavideo
slides
March 20, 2024Utrecht Java User GroupAmersfoort, the Netherlandsslides
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Feb 5-7, 2024JFokusStockholm, Swedenvideo
slides
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Nov 9, 2023ØredevMalmö, Swedenvideo
slides
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Nov 7, 2o23FooConfHelsinki, Finlandslides
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Oct 19, 2023GeeCon PraguePrague, Czech Republicvideo
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Oct 3, 2023GOTO CopenhagenCopenhagen, Denmarkslides
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Sept 12, 2023Java Forum NordHannover, Germanyslides
Aug 31, 2023ArnhemJUGArnhem, the Netherlandsslides
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