Re: What databases have taught me

From: Kenneth Downs <knode.wants.this_at_see.sigblock>
Date: Fri, 23 Jun 2006 07:51:08 -0400
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Marshall wrote:

> JOG wrote:

>> - I started life as a procedural programmer.
>> - I adopted OO and soon got the 'aha' click described by R. Martin.
>> - I spent years coding large OO projects, with beautiful, elegant
>> architectures.
>> - I spent further years practically gnawing my arm off attempting to
>> adapt my perfect OO designs as requirements inevitably shifted and
>> exceptions arose.
>> - I finally realised that my 'aha' was utterly illusionary, and that my
>> code, being OO, was inevitably and irrecovably imprisoned in a
>> hierarchical strait-jacket

> Nice post!
> The progression you describe above is pretty much exactly the
> progression I went though as well.

Where did this lead you to Marshall? Can you give your "elevator speech" about how you develop now in your post-OO mindset?

Kenneth Downs
Secure Data Software, Inc.
Received on Fri Jun 23 2006 - 13:51:08 CEST

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