12:00pm — 2:00pm
Using concepts from the papers "Out of the Tar Pit" and "Ladder of Abstraction", we'll examine what it means to build robust abstractions. We'll cover the separation of concerns: state, logic, and control. We'll talk about combining complex objects into primitives (weird, I know). The difference between Essential and Accidental Complexity. How flexibility is a result of constraints. And ultimately, we'll learn how to build better software faster by thinking about problems differently.