See the table of contents for my other blog posts from the conference
We are problem solvers
- For communication
- Expressive and fluent code
- Uses about 15 languages. Not fluent in any of theM
- Quadrants – static vs dynamic. Strong and weak typing. Ruby gives a lot of warnings because strongly typed.
“All problems in computer science can be solved by another level of indirection” -David Wheeler
- procedural – pointers/references
- object oriented – polymorphism
- functional – lambdas
Imperative vs declarative
- more important than OO vs functional.
- Functional programming is declarative programming with higher order functions
- imperative is easy to write but harder to read
- functional is easy to read. Harder to write partly because we spent so many years writing in imperative style
- Imperative gets harder as problem gets more complex
- need to focus on both imperative and functional. Hybrid languages
- lazy execution does not survive mutability. Dont work around compiler errors!
Changing mind is important. Not whimsickly. But to make progress
Wisdom is realizing there are no absolutes
Great start to the day. I like how so many languages were compared. With humor too. I like how Venkat does a mix of slides and live coding/notes. I really like that he acknowleges that it is ok for things to feel hard