The Good, the Bad and the Absent (Rorosyd, 2015)

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February 10, 2015

The Good, the Bad and the Absent (Rorosyd, 2015)

"The Good, the Bad and the Absent" (or Success, Failure and Nil): a talk about the pitfalls of using Nil, and how we might represent absence or failure better.

My standard disclaimer applies:
http://robhoward.id.au/blog/2015/02/a-ruby-disclaimer/

Full credit to these blog posts for inspiration:
* Sandi Metz' "Suspicions of Nil": http://www.sandimetz.com/blog/2014/12/19/suspicions-of-nil
* Avdi Grimm's "Null Objects and Falsiness"
: http://devblog.avdi.org/2011/05/30/null-objects-and-falsiness/

Sorry about the yellow "speaker note" post-its; Keynote is terrible at exporting PDFs.

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Rob Howard

February 10, 2015
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