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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.

Declarative Programming: Towards a Language that Fundamentally Abstracts away from Time

Posted by Wim Bast  on  Aug 15, 2012 4

Wim Bast introduces Declare, a new declarative, functional OO language, demoing some of its main features.

SOLID Clojure

Posted by Colin Jones  on  Aug 07, 2012

Colin Jones discusses applying the SOLID OOP principles to Clojure programming in order to create systems that are easy to change.

Faith, Evolution, and Programming Languages

Posted by Philip Wadler  on  Aug 06, 2012 2

Philip Wadler discusses second-order quantification, from its inception in the symbolic logic of Frege through to the generic features introduced in Java 5, touching on aspects of faith and evolution.

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.

The Kotlin Programming Language

Posted by Andrey Breslav  on  Nov 17, 2011 15

Andrey Breslav introduces the upcoming Kotlin language created by JetBrains, a general purpose JVM-based language, statically typed, object-oriented, and meant to be more concise than Java.

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.

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