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Increasing Abstraction in Programming - Hangout with Michael Feathers

When writers writes novels, articles or essays they are told to think
of their audience.  As programmers, we implicitly do the same. There
are rare occasions when we look at code and realize it was written for
rocket scientists and less rare occasions when we realize that it uses
patterns or idioms that go beyond the skill of the people who will
maintain the code. However, these perceptions imply a fixed-point.
They imply that the ability of programmers to deal with abstraction
can not increase over time.

 In this talk, Michael will introduce the J programming language and
walk attendees through examples that show novel abstraction idioms
that could well be part of the working set of a large number of
programmers over the next ten years.

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  • Michael D.

    Hey folks, as I mentioned at the meetup, if you're interested in being a technical reviewer for the 500lines project (the 4th book in the series), just leave a note here or click on my profile and send an email through meetup!

    1 · November 27, 2013

  • Peter Y.

    I'm sorry to have missed the Hangout. It sound like an interesting topic. Was it recorded? If so, where can I find it? Thanks in advance!

    November 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is there a cost for attending this hangout? Will Michael be speaking?

    October 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Damn...I was hoping to get my Legacy Code book signed. :-)

      Toronto is a long way for me to go for a Google Hangout. Will it be available online for those from out of town by any chance?

      October 17, 2013

    • Hugh R.


      November 7, 2013

  • Ian G.

    I introduced Michael at Pycon last year

    October 16, 2013

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