00:01Okay. So, this is simplified dev. That's my name. That's who I work for.
00:06And I can sum up this little presentation in one sentence.
00:09Stop doing what you're doing and try something else. Alright?
00:13So basically everyone here I'm sure uses either Visual Studio, uses Silver[light] Eclipse-based, Editor, I'm sorry...
00:20...or maybe IntelliJ which is fantastic.
00:23You know, but your IDEs, well, I'm sorry but they suck. Okay?
00:28And the reason they suck is that you get used to using them.
00:31You get used to the intel sense.
00:33You get used to using...looking things up. They end up doing most of the work for you.
00:37And if you never have used Command Line or Makefiles, you've kind of forgotten how to get that stuff done.
00:43So you get a little bit complacent, and it's just not really any fun.
00:46I mean, they make it so easy a baby could do it.
00:48And seriously, you're going to let a baby show you up?
00:51Because, I'm not.
00:54So a couple of tools that I like to use in my work environment is, you know, I keep a Command Line would open...
01:01...and I use Vim.
01:03You don't have to use Vim. You can use Notepad.
01:05If you're on the Mac, may use TextMate. It's very popular, but an easy way of getting things done.
01:12I happen to know a flash developer that does all of their flash development in TextMate only.
01:17They never open Flash Builder because it sucks.
01:20They never use the FlashPro. They don't like it.
01:22They use macros and scripts and TextMate to do everything for them.
01:27And they build large applications.
01:30So one of the side effects that's going to happen when you start using...know Command-line or just regular text editor...
01:37...and you don't have the intel sense to help you out, you're going to realize, I have to start reading documentation.
01:43Damn, but you're finally going to learn little things that you never would have found.
01:48You start reading the documentation, you're going to come across small methods that maybe in the library that you weren't aware of...
01:54...that really help you out.
01:55You're finally going to learn when to use IWorkspaceFactory2 versus IWorkspaceFactory1 or whatever it is you need to do.
02:04And that's going to be the main goal of trying to get your development done.
02:11Again, you don't need the IDE to do the debugging for you.
02:15Tools are built into browsers like Chrome and Firefox.
02:17You've seen it throughout this conference or the summit, and you could do breakpoints, you can do debugging...
02:23...you can change HTML. You could change styling to get everything done and debug your applications.
02:29It's not that difficult, and you're really going to embrace it when you start doing it.
02:34Everything I'm going to talk about here is simplifying your code a little bit. Alright?
02:39So the first thing that I use is Haml, H A M L.
02:44It's really popular with Ruby on Rails.
02:46You don't need to use Ruby on Rails to use Haml at all, okay?
02:49This is some Haml script. The three little exclamation points up at the top say you're going to be doing HTML 5...
02:53...that's all you've got to do.
02:55Forget all the other stuff. You don't have to put in doc types or anywhere else.
03:00To me this is a lot simpler to read than this.
03:03Haml compiles to this. So don't worry about it.
03:05This will take care of it all for you.
03:06You'll never even have to look at this again when you start using Haml.
03:10Styling, CSS. There's tools out there like SAS which there's a Compass works with SAS and then [unintelligible] is also very popular.
03:20This does all the work for you. No more web pre...no more browser prefixes when you're doing your styling.
03:27There are tools built into it where you could do like opacity up at the top.
03:31There's tools for lists, to make buttons, and really cool-looking things.
03:35So everything on your left will compile to everything on the right.
03:40Don't worry about writing some hard complicated styling.
03:51I take a big stand on this one because I just think it's easier to read, and it provides some syntactic sugar that you can use.
03:58Now if you like Python, you'll probably like CoffeeScript.
04:01If you like Ruby, then you're just going to love CoffeeScript.
04:08So I like to look...I don't like looking at this.
04:11I like looking at this, and I like working with this.
04:16Oh, there were some examples, but I'll show this slide real quick.
04:21There's an arrayed up prototype dot filter on line 6 that you can see.
04:25That whole little block of code there to add that filter function to array is done by two lines on line 8 and 9 right here.
04:34Easy, simple, beautiful. I love it.
04:37Okay. I've got on line 14 here, I have to put a bunch of layer IDEs into my identify task.
04:42I need a range for some silly reason of like 20 some layers in one identify.
04:47Except one. They don't want layer 38.
04:50Well, hell, when am I supposed to do that?
04:52So it compiles down to this.
04:54That little filter function I made, it takes layer 38 out of my array, and it will only identify everything except that one.
05:01That's just a sample of little things CoffeeScript can do for you.
05:04And, again, it's simple. Thank you.
Rene Rubalcava of the Los Angeles County Sanitation District offers tips in simplifying the development process.
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