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Heresies and Dogmas in Software Development
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| by Dean Wampler Follow 2 Followers on Nov 29, 2011 |

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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.

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Dean Wampler specializes in Scala and “big data” analytics using the Hadoop ecosystem of tools. He is a Principal Consultant at Think Big Analytics ( and the co-author of Programming Scala and author of Functional Programming for Java Developers, both from O’Reilly Media. Dean has a Ph.D. in Physics, but he’s mostly recovered.

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