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The Lego Hypothesis

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James Noble is Professor of CS and SE at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. His research centers around software design and is colored by longstanding interest in OO approaches to design, aliasing and object ownership, design patterns, agile methodology, via usability, visualization and computer music, to postmodernism and the semiotics of programming.

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Oct 14, 2008

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  • The Lego Hypothesis

    by Emil Gottwald /

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    I see nothing new. The only difference between today's Lego 'parts' and those of the future described, is that today they are much smaller - typically statements in some programming language at the lowest level of abstraction, or invocations of some framework function at a slightly higher level of abstraction. We will always be faced with the task of finding the appropriate parts and connecting them...

  • The Lego Hypothesis will be proven right

    by Rui Curado /

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    That's because we are actually giving the finishing touches on a paradigm-shifting development methodology that resembles the Lego Hypothesis. And its basic building block is called an atom, just like in Noble's presentation.

    The Lego Hypothesis will be proven right, but probably sooner than James Noble expects. Fingers crossed!

  • FOSS & GNU/Linux

    by YewMing Chen /

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    While there are forking and duplicate projects, a typical Linux distro today is built together with large collection of softwares and libraries that has been picked and hacked together to become a working OS. So I guess this is also one example of Lego building blocks.

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