[Baypiggies] Jim and Alex
brent.tubbs at gmail.com
Tue Jun 9 08:13:22 CEST 2009
Not to speak for Alex, but Glen's question led to me Google "Spolsky's
Law", which led me to
article by Joel Spolsky of the blog "Joel on Software". The article
makes me look forward to the talk even more.
On Mon, Jun 8, 2009 at 6:36 PM, Glen Jarvis<glen at glenjarvis.com> wrote:
> many thanks, aahz. turns out just this time
> that Alex Martelli's talk on Abstraction will
> take the entire time (and possibly then some
> if there are searching questions).
> And, Thank *you* Jim for always being such a great organizer. (I'm sorry I
> hadn't gotten to your shell discussion yet, it's been a very busy month).
> Abstraction is a powerful servant, but a dangerous master. We code,
> design, think, debug ... on a tower of abstractions. Spolsky's Law
> tells us that "All abstractions leak". This talk explores why they
> leak, why that's often a problem, what to do about it; I also cover
> why sometimes abstractions SHOULD "leak", and how best to produce and
> consume abstraction layers.
> I am *very* interested in this talk. This will be very *very* interesting.
> If you get a chance, can you either give us some slides to preview or
> send out a "preparation homework?" I'd like to have all the background
> knowledge (e.g., what is Spolsky's Law) personally researched so I can get
> the *most* out of what you're going to talk about....
> Thank you everyone,
> glen at glenjarvis.com
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