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Dancing with Symmetry to Harness the Power of Complexity: Subjective Programming in Context

Posted by David Ungar, Harold Ossher  on  Feb 02, 2014

The authors introduce a new language paradigm meant to enhance OOP with multi-dimensional context, providing details on context-based dispatch, and showing a glimpse of their early prototype.

39:26

Exercises in Style

Posted by Crista Lopes  on  Nov 13, 2013

Crista Lopes writes a program in multiple styles -monolithic/OOP/continuations/relational/Pub-Sub/Monads/AOP/Map-reduce- showing the value of using more than a style in large scale systems.

27:15

Protocols, Functors and Type Classes

Posted by Creighton Kirkendall  on  Sep 16, 2013 5

Creighton Kirkendall discusses how polymorphism is implemented in Clojure, Ocaml, Haskell and Scala.

40:33

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.

37:25

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.

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Reflections on Reflection

Posted by Jim Coplien  on  Mar 01, 2013 4

Jim Coplien believes that we have done OOP the wrong way for 40 years, and suggests an approach to reflection based on the DCI paradigm and influenced by the human society.

32:02

Grace: An Open-source Educational OO Language

Posted by Michael Homer  on  Feb 25, 2013

Michael Homer introduces Grace, an educational OO language used to teach programming to students.

A Taxonomy of Scala

Posted by Jamie Allen  on  Jan 21, 2013 2

Jamie Allen explains some of the terminology encountered by Scala developers and not only: OO features, pattern matching, functional programming, actors, futures, tuples, implicits, type theory, etc.

Chasing the Golden GOOS

Posted by Alex Aitken, Nick Faulkner  on  Dec 29, 2012

Alex Aitken and Nick Faulkner share lessons learned building a cross-platform HTML5 application based on GOOS principles (Growing Object-Oriented Software).

How the Ancient Greeks Invented Programming

Posted by Matt Butcher  on  Dec 29, 2012 3

Matt Butcher explores the philosophical systems devised by Plato and Aristotle, showing how Plato laid the foundations for what is now OOP, while Aristotle’s dynamic model is at the core of FP.

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?

The Impedance Mismatch is Our Fault

Posted by Stuart Halloway  on  Oct 02, 2012 6

Stuart Dabbs Halloway explains what the impedance mismatch is and what can be done to solve it in the context of RDBMS, OOP, and NoSQL.

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