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It Is Possible to Do Object-Oriented Programming in Java

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Kevlin is an independent consultant and trainer based in the UK. He has been a columnist for various magazines and web sites, including Better Software, The Register, Application Development Advisor, Java Report and the C/C++ Users Journal, co-author of A Pattern Language for Distributed Computing and On Patterns and Pattern Languages, and editor of the 97 Things Every Programmer Should Know.

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Oct 05, 2011

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  • Wonderful presentation

    by Adam Nemeth /

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    I'm always surprised by Kevlin's broad literacy on programming subjects, and the ability to go from very-very high level concepts to actual code level consequences.

    This presentation shows that the SOLID principles of encapsulation, substitution and interface-dependency have deep inter-relatedness. It shows different aspects of these in virtually unrelated technologies, like C, C++, Java, COM and Javascript. It seems it recommends to shift the ADT taxonomy to interface inheritance in order to reach pure object-orientedness.

    What I miss is the expansion of the object/class concept from a perceptional view. I think it's a very interesting question of how the notion of classes sneaked in to the object-oriented paradigm, but perhaps this presentation simply wasn't about this.

  • Impl? No. Well... how about "not for long"?

    by J. B. Rainsberger /

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    I prefer to interpret Kevlin's comment "Impl? No." a bit differently: if I don't yet know what makes a particular implementation of an interface different, then I will name the class XImpl; however this suffix "Impl" (like "Factory", "Singleton", "Manager", "Policy"...) signals a purely structural name which, while useful, restricts my understanding of the design. After some time, as I learn what makes this particular implementation significant within the context of the system, I rename XImpl to SignificantPropertyX, where "SignificantProperty" is an aspect of the implementation that matters in the current design. This corresponds quite nicely with Kevlin's example here. I don't know that "RandomAccessRecentlyUsedList" means more than "RecentlyUsedListImpl" when we don't yet know whether random access matters in the design.

    I have summarised an approach to improving names here: link.jbrains.ca/ovMMvz

  • Type of a presentation where...

    by Yuriy Zubarev /

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    ... you learn couple of important things, and realize that you don't fully comprehend dozen of even more important ones.

    Commendable job Kevlin!

  • Re: Impl? No. Well... how about

    by bruce b /

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    If the interface has one implementation, then you're going to be stuck with some generic naming convention: Impl, Default, Standard are all ones that I've seen. Besides if you follow his advice and the concrete implementation is only referenced with the new operator, then what's the big deal?

  • Nothing

    by Allen Yu /

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    Nothing New in this talk. A liitle disappointed

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