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On Mon, Aug 8, 2011 at 12:23 PM, Stephen Schor <beholdthepanda / gmail.com>wrote:

> Better late than never.
>
> http://vimeo.com/album/1634019
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I thought "Less - The Path to Better Design", by Sandi Metz was
exceptionally good http://vimeo.com/26330100, it focuses on abstract issues,
but in a very concrete way (ie it's not one of those blogs/talks that sound
great but leave you with no idea how to apply it).

Abstract: The concrete principles of object-oriented design are useful but
are built upon powerful concepts that the principles tend to obscure. When
design principles become goals in and of themselves, object-oriented design
gets a bad name and applications suffer. This talk strips away the
well-known design principles and exposes the hidden, underlying goals of
design. It reveals programming techniques that allow you to write less code
while creating beautiful, flexible applications. These techniques all
involve less. Doing less, debugging less, testing less and knowing less, all
in service of achieving more.

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