November 2019 – Design Patterns & Development Do’s and Don’ts

Thanks for coming along to the November edition of Staffs Web Meetup.

A massive thank you to our sponsors – My Clever Group, Dataflexnet, Codeweavers, VesselsValue and Kanuka Digital.


The Who, What, When, Where and Why of Design Patterns

Dan Parkin

There comes a time on our journey as developers where we first encounter design patterns, and this naturally comes along with many questions.
In this talk, we’ll look at the who, what, when, where and why of design patterns; Who made them? What are they? When should you use them? Where did they come from? Why should you learn them?

Along the way, we’ll look at some of the principles that underpin them, the pros and cons of patterns and the danger of being “pattern happy”.

Do’s and Don’ts of Long-term Development Projects

Jon Baldie

What have cats got to tell us about Software Architecture? Well, most people are roThe web development industry is moving faster than ever, but more developers are finding that an old truth still applies: The biggest difficulties we face in the workplace aren’t necessarily due to the work itself, but from our interactions with other people. Jonathan will use a classic case study from the tech industry to show how social intelligence can make our working lives both less stressful and more rewarding, especially in long-term development projects.

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Phil Wylie

WordPress web developer for iWeb, cider drinker and cat owner.

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