airhacks.fm conversation with Simon Harrer (@simonharrer) about:
Amstrad Laptop, first line of VB code was a commercial one, customers two desks away, Scheme is an excellent language to learn programming, Java is great - mainly because of the tool support, Eclipse was the first opensource IDE with decent refactoring support, Bamberg is the home of Schlenkerla, teaching is the best way to learn, therefore teaching is selfish, building portals for students with PHP and Joomla, building e-commerce shops for students with Ruby on Rails, 2006 everything had to be Rails, PhD about choreography and distributed transactions, too high expectations on workflow and rule engines, workflow engines are for developers and not for business people, central process view is still desirable, startups with Bosch, in Germany it is hard to find developers who are willing to join startups, Simon works for InnoQ and Stefan Tilkov, Computer Science University of Bamberg, the pragmatic book: Java by Comparison by The Pragmatic Bookshelf, in streams there are no exceptions, over-abstractions cause trouble, reviewing the code of thousands of students for six years, it is unusual for universities to promote pragmatic code, be strict about adding external libraries, clear separation between infrastructure and business logic helps with clean code, moving domain specific libraries into the infrastructure, human centered code, optimizing for machines, not for humans is problematic, writing bad code is often not intentional, "Abstract, If, Impl, Default, Bean Conventions - Just For Lazy Developers", don't write for reuse, reuse rarely happens, reuse as motivator for bad abstractions, do repeat yourself, than refactor, "How To Comment With JavaDoc", Book: Java by Comparison, Become a Java Craftsman in 70 Examples.Simon Harrer on twitter: (@simonharrer).
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