Guido van Rossum, creator of Python, talks about language design, favorite Python projects, and the future of Python.
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Programming has long been the domain of logic and order, but with the ubiquity of programming languages in our lives and the growth in tools to help you code, there has come a newfound ability for self-expression and creativity through code.
Relating anecdotes from the past, Kent Beck, the father of Extreme Programming and JUnit, reflects back on the impact his ideas have had in the last 20 years, especially with respect to the history of Test Driven Development (TDD), Design Patterns, and Extreme Programming (XP). According to him, good ideas take about that much time to mature and come to fruition.
He regrets how patterns have become a tool in the arsenal of the software developer to solve a programming problem whereas he intended it to be one that would create more space for the user who was to be affected by the software. Reminiscing about the birth of patterns, he draws analogies between architecture in general and software architecture.
Finally he discusses the factors that affect the successful acceptance of an idea.
Last month, in my conversation with Scott Bain on Impediments to TDD, I wanted to explore how he was incorporating TDD and Design Patterns, two areas of particular expertise for Scott. That is the topic of today’s conversation.
In this show recorded in Norway, Roy Osherove educates Scott on best practices in Unit Testing techniques and the Art of Unit Testing.
Kevlin Henney, editor/author of 97 Things Every Programmer Should Know, discusses the book and the programming process. He talks about how he compiled the essays for the book and lists some of the items he found most surprising and thought provoking. He also assesses the issues related to programmer training, including some of the things not taught in school.
No longer something just big companies do, version control can be just as useful for small teams and even one-man bands. This panel will discuss what tools are available, differing approaches to controversial topics like branching, and whether to use hosted or in-house.
Matt Mullenweg, Automattic / WordPress
Karen Nguyen, Yahoo!
Zach Nies, Rally Software Development
Joe Pezzillo, joepezzillo.com
Derek Scruggs, SurveyGizmo