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Find the Right Abstraction Level for Your Tests

Posted by Gerard Meszaros  on  Sep 19, 2014 2

Gerard Meszaros advises on using the right abstraction level and automation tools when creating unit or system-level tests.

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How JavaScript Objects are Implemented

Posted by Eddy Bruel  on  Jun 07, 2014

Eddy Bruel details how objects are implemented internally in SpiderMonkey as shape trees and slot vectors to minimize the memory footprint and obtain better JIT optimization with inline caching.

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Data, Visibility, and Abstraction

Posted by Stuart Sierra  on  Jul 15, 2013 1

Stuart Sierra introduces some general guidelines for designing systems which make their data and abstractions more transparent to developers, using code examples in Clojure.

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Engines of Abstraction

Posted by Jim Duey  on  Jun 13, 2013 1

Jim Duey surveys several abstraction techniques that can help in writing reusable code in Clojure.

Expressing Abstraction - Abstracting Expression

Posted by Ola Bini  on  Nov 01, 2012 2

Ola Bini attempts to answer a few questions: Why are new languages still being created, Is it worth choosing languages strategically, and Does language actually matter?

Panel: Objects On Trial

Posted by Michael Feathers, Brian Foote, Richard P. Gabriel, Joshua Kerievsky, Eliot Miranda and Dave Ungar  on  Dec 23, 2011 4

Michael Feathers, Brian Foote, Richard P. Gabriel, Joshua Kerievsky, Eliot Miranda and Dave Ungar put Objects on trial and found them guilty for not living up to their promise.

The Mapping Dilemma

Posted by David Nolen  on  Dec 15, 2011 3

David Nolen critiques the tools, languages and methodologies used today from the perspective of solving the “mapping dilemma”, introducing match, a pattern matching library for Clojure.

Heresies and Dogmas in Software Development

Posted by Dean Wampler  on  Nov 29, 2011 4

Dean Wampler discusses the merits of several controversial issues: Goto, Design before Code, Design Patterns, Corba vs. REST, Object Middleware and ORMs, and Identifiers with Spaces.

Case Study: Large-scale Pure OO at the Irish Government

Posted by Richard Pawson  on  Oct 13, 2011 10

Richard Pawson discusses a case study of a large pure OO project for the Irish government, presenting the challenges met, the reason for choosing pure OO, and lessons learned implementing it.

Clojure: The Art of Abstraction

Posted by Alex Miller  on  Aug 09, 2011 1

Alex Miller presents some of the abstractions that make Clojure a great language: Collections, Sequence and Higher Order Functions, Multimethods, Protocols, Atoms, Macros, and others.

Abstractions at Scale–Our Experiences at Twitter

Posted by Marius Eriksen  on  Dec 14, 2010 1

Marius Eriksen considers that leaky abstractions lead to scalability issues, while those providing narrow access to explicit resources - map-reduce, shared-nothing web apps, big table - scale better.

RPC and its Offspring: Convenient, Yet Fundamentally Flawed

Posted by Steve Vinoski  on  Dec 19, 2009 2

Steve Vinoski covers the history of RPC, standardization, distributed objects, CORBA, DCOM, Java, SOAP, WS-*, flaws in RPC, REST vs RPC philosophy, Erlang reliability and concurrency.

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