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Wednesday, December 11 • 9:00am - 10:00am
Michael Feathers--Keynote:Increasing Abstraction in Programming

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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 keynote, Michael will explore this idea
and talk about what it could mean for our industry.

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Michael Feathers

Michael Feathers is an independent consultant in the area of software | design, prior to that he was Member of the Technical Staff at Groupon. | Prior to joining Groupon, Michael was the Chief Scientist of Obtiva, | and a Senior Consultant with Object Mentor International. Over the | years, Michael has spent a great deal of time helping teams after | design over time in code bases. Michael is also the author of the book | Working... Read More →


Wednesday December 11, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
Hall 5.1

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