Date: 26 October 2020, Online
Training fee: €199/participant plus VAT
Duration: Full day
About the training
It is very easy to get stuck in one way of doing things. This is as true of programming as it is of life. Although a programming paradigm represents a set of stylistic choices, it is much more than this: a programming paradigm also represents a way of thinking. Having only one way to think about problems is too limiting.
A programming paradigm represents a set of patterns of problem framing and solving and contains the ingredients of software architecture. As Émile Auguste Chartier noted, there is nothing more dangerous than an idea when you have only one idea. Perhaps even more problematic than being stuck with a narrow view of paradigms, is being stuck with a dysfunctional view of each paradigm.
For instance, many developers working in languages and frameworks that support object orientation have a strong idea of the principles of interaction, data abstraction and granularity that support an effective view of OO, and instead surround themselves with manager objects, singletons and DTOs.
During the day we will explore the strengths and weaknesses of different programming styles, patterns, paradigms, languages, etc., with examples and opportunity for discussion.
Who is the trainer?
Kevlin is an independent consultant, speaker, writer and trainer. He has contributed to open- and closed-source codebases, been a columnist for a number of magazines and sites and has been on far too many committees. He is co-author of A Pattern Language for Distributed Computing and On Patterns and Pattern Languages. He is also editor of 97 Things Every Programmer Should Know and the forthcoming 97 Things Every Java Programmer Should Know. He lives in Bristol and online.
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