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Andrea Magnorsky on Paradigm Shifts and the Adoption of Programming Languages


On this podcast, we talk with Andrea Magnorsky, who is a tech lead at Goodlord on their engineering squads; she has a background in Scala, C#, and organised conferences. Today we’ll be talking about paradigm shifts.

Key Takeaways

  • A programming paradigm has a loose definition. It's just about finding a way of doing things.
  • There are a number of different ways to think about problems - and different paradigms do this in different ways.
  • To shift paradigms, you have to un-learn some of your instincts.
  • When adopting a new paradigm if people don’t want to learn anything, then they won’t.
  • Multiple paradigms help you apply different ways of thinking about solutions to problems because solutions vary across languages.
  • Quick ways to start gaining knowledge and adoption for new languages are to use a new language as a test harness for your existing code.

Show notes will follow shortly.

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