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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.

Eric Evans on DDD: Strategic Design

Posted by Eric Evans  on  Nov 30, 2007 8

This talk introduces two broad principles for strategic design: 'Context mapping' - different groups model differently and 'Core domain' - the distilled shared vision.

DDD: putting the model to work

Posted by Eric Evans  on  Nov 06, 2007 18

This talk outlines some of the DDD foundations: How models are chosen and evaluated; How multiple models coexist; How to avoid the common pitfalls and how developers and domain experts work together.

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