Let’s talk about code reading. Yes, I know. Boring subject.
Humor me for a little while. As programmers, we spend most of our time reading code and other related things yet we never talk about it. Because we deserve better than boring, in this talk we start from looking at why we read code and we explore alternatives. If we look closely, it turns out that even if reading is the most pervasive way to assess a system, it is not at all the only way.
There are cooler options out there. Much cooler. But, we can only get there if we expose the hidden assumptions behind our daily actions. To do that, we first have to talk about it. So, let’s start that conversation.