JuliaCon 2023

Anti-Patterns: How not to do things in Julia
07-26, 14:30–15:00 (US/Eastern), 26-100

Design patterns offer general solutions to common problems and it is standard practice to include them in software development. On the other hand, Anti-Pattern is a complement to Design patterns. While design patterns focus on how to do things by following best practices, Anti-patterns focus on how not to do things. In this talk, I will speak about anti-patterns in Julia and their worst practices. The talk follows the problem-solution approach.


Design patterns offer general solutions to common problems and it is standard practice to include them in software development. On the other hand, Anti-Pattern is a complement to Design patterns. While design patterns focus on how to do things by following best practices, Anti-patterns focus on how not to do things. In this talk, I will speak about anti-patterns in Julia and their worst practices. The talk follows the problem-solution approach. In this talk, I will explain anti-patterns related to Correctness, maintainability, Readability, security, and performance and possible solution to avoid them in the code.

Outline
1. Introduction to Anti Patterns (02 minutes)
2. Correctness Anti Patterns related to breaking code or doing wrong things (04 Minutes)
3. Maintainability Anti Patterns that make code hard to maintain (04 Minutes)
4. Readability Anti Patterns that makes code hard to read and understand (03 Minutes)
5. Security Anti Patterns that make code vulnerable (02 Minutes)
6. Performance Anti Patterns that make code slow (02 Minutes)
7. General Anti Patterns such as Spaghetti Code, Golden Hammer, Boat Anchor, Dead Code,
Proliferation of Code and, Packaging (05Minutes)
8. Switching from other languages such as Python, R and Matlab (03 Minutes)
9. Summary and Questions (05 Minutes)

I am Gajendra Deshpande and I am using Python since 2013 for academic research and development activities. I develop prototypes and applications in Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, Cyber Security, and Web applications using Python and its ecosystem. I am working as a faculty of Computer Science and run a start-up in cyber security. I am an active member of the PyCon India community and served as program committee lead for PyCon India 2021. I have presented approximately 80 talks, 20 Workshops, and 15 posters across the globe at prestigious conferences like PyData Global, PyCon APAC, PyCon AU, EuroPython, DjangoCon US and Europe, SciPy India, SciPy USA, PyCon USA, JuliaCon, FOSDEM, and several other Python and FOSS conferences. I have helped Python and FOSS Conferences by reviewing the talk and tutorial proposals, mentoring first-time speakers, participating in the discussions, and organizing the events.

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