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10 South Place, London, United Kingdom
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We are Skills Matter. We sustain a community of passionate software developers in and well beyond London. Join us at one of our courses, conferences, or free community talks! Skills Matter was founded in 2003, with a mission to help drive innovation in technology by bringing software engineers together to discover emerging technologies, learn and share new skills and evolve practices and ideas.

With an inherent belief in the brain power and creativity of community, Skills Matter has grown to 60,000 members and is now Europe's largest community of software engineers regularly coming together to learn and share skills.

Skills Matter produce more than 1,000 technology conferences, talks, meetups, hackathons and workshops every year and curate many online videos, tutorials and articles on skillsmatter.com. Skills Matter
Skillscast (film, code, slides): "Given When Then" considered harmful
Recently, I've seen several systems with test code that is intended to be "business facing" but that, in practice, is just getting in the way. The test code is bloated and repetitive, and the language of the tests doesn't really explain the original intent.
The tests that I see often remind me of a previous attempt to allow non-technical people to work with computers: Cobol. The features that helped to make it hugely successful, its "English syntax" and flat structure, are also barriers to abstraction and modularity--the techniques we need to cope with scale. Is writing everything out in full the only way we can get our point across?

https://skillsmatter.com/skillscasts/5009-given-when-then-considered-harmful
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Skillscast (film, code, slides): Domain-Driven Design with Python
How do you statically model an ever changing world? In this presentation Robert Smallshire & Austin Bingham look at the reality of doing DDD with Python (though many of the lessons extend to any dynamic language.). They explore when and how dynamic language solutions are most appropriate for domain models, and discusses the trade-offs between flexibility, maintainability and performance in doing so. The talk is illustrated with experiences drawn from building industrial domain models in Python in the energy sector to support high performance computing applications.
https://skillsmatter.com/skillscasts/5025-domain-driven-design-with-python
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Skillscast (film, code, slides): Aspect-oriented programming in Ruby
Many of us developers love arguing about architecture that we dislike and refactoring our code to loosen coupling and weaken dependencies between our objects. Unfortunately, some overarching parts of our applications, like persistence, networking, notifications, logging, auditing, are scattered in our code, forcing us to specific explicit dependencies between them and our domain objects.
Aspect-oriented programming is a solution to the problem of some features affecting virtually all business requirements, and expresses that problem in a compact and DRY way.
https://skillsmatter.com/skillscasts/5199-aspect-oriented-programming-in-ruby

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Let's talk on #what do you really know about your customers in Backspace at #codenode with Kate Gray #cukeup

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WOW What a busy month. Hosting #Kubecon at #CodeNode was just one of our highlights - a fantastic event & great to see so many new faces too! http://buff.ly/1Sj6rGo

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We had a fantastic time at #ScalaX last week! Check out the pictures and videos online and don't miss our 2016 early bird tickets - available now! https://skillsmatter.com/conferences/7432-scala-exchange-2016

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Huge thanks to everyone who joined us at #ClojureX last week. Amazing to have so many passionate developers at CodeNode! Check out the pictures, skillscasts and buy early bird tickets for 2016 here https://skillsmatter.com/conferences/6861-clojure-exchange-2015

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Missed our microservices conference #muCon2015? Check out the pictures and book early bird tickets for 2016 here! https://skillsmatter.com/conferences/7412-con-2016-the-microservices-conference

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Droidcon London 2015

Droidcon Conference Droidcon, October 2015. international Android community, gathered for a great 2 days to listen to expert speakers, find out about all the latest Android advances and discover new technologies. Images copyright of www.edtelling.com

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We made it! We've just wrapped up our biggest event of the year - Droidcon London - and what a year it was! Massive cheers to everyone who helped us make it possible this year, and the thousand+ Android developers who joined us. Missed #DroidconUK15? Early bird tickets for next year's event are already on sale.

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FullStackCon 2015

Full Stack Conference

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We've had an incredibly busy couple of weeks at #CodeNode! Check out the highlights from #FullStackCon: +400 developers sharing skills on JavaScript, Node & Internet of Things. Huge thanks to all our speakers and sponsors for their brilliant ideas and for making our first FullStack Conference at CodeNode such a success!

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Fantastic to see 100+ functional programmers at #CodeNode last week for the Hashell eXchange. Huge thanks to all our speakers and sponsors for sharing their ideas to make this year our biggest and best #HaskellX yet!

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Delighted to welcome Harper Reed to #CodeNode for #BTtalks last week. Congratulations Braintree on a fantastic event! and big thanks to Harper for sharing his brilliant ideas with London's tech community.

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Futuristic lighting for #tensorflow meet-up yesterday night ⚡️ #exploring #predictiveanalytics #ai #machinelearning #thefutureisnow 🤖
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@murraylou kicked off the 1st ever #UXDexchange meetup last night - thanks to everyone that came along, we loved it and hope you did too #badgerlife

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Our #awesome #rebelz team is having fun @ London's Calling 🇬🇧
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Super excited to hear Dave Carol's message on AI and Salesforce at Londons Calling 2017

Super excited to hear Dave Carol's message on AI and Salesforce at Londons Calling 2017
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London's Calling for @salesforce
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