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Heresies and Dogmas in Software Development



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.


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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Strange Loop is a multi-disciplinary conference that aims to bring together the developers and thinkers building tomorrow's technology in fields such as emerging languages, alternative databases, concurrency, distributed systems, mobile development, and the web.

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Nov 29, 2011