Utah .NET User Group

July 2013 Meeting:
NEW LOCATION! - 10813 S. River Front Parkway, Suite 275, South Jordan
South Jordan, UT

Time: 6:00 PM

Topic: Power of Patterns: Refactoring to (or away from) Patterns
Speaker: Michael Clement

What is a design pattern? Why should you care? What it the power of design patterns? How do design patterns tie into object oriented programming? If I'm using objects in my code, isn't that object oriented programming? (The answer is not necessarily!) When should I use them?

Design Patterns are great but the temptation is to use Design Patterns as a golden hammer. This can lead to unnecessarily complicated, over-engineered code in an effort to be flexible and ready for the future. That sounds reasonable - if you happen to be a psychic. More commonly, you will refactor to a pattern when the code (that you’ve written simply and minimally) demands it.

We'll talk about why you should know common design patterns, why they are powerful, how they relate to object oriented principles, different composite refactorings that will move you to (and sometimes away) from patterns and the smells that help you know when to apply them.

Our meeting location has changed, but not by much!

We're still in River Park, but just two buildings down (building #4) on the same side of the street.

Date: Thursday, July 11, 2013
Time: 6:00-8:00 PM
Where: NEW LOCATION! - 10813 S. River Front Parkway, Suite 275, South Jordan, UT

We'll have pizza and drinks and a good time as always.
Invite your friends, colleagues, co-workers and let's get this bus moving again!
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