two presentations about patterns in dynamic languages

today I found two presentations about programming patterns and how their implementation changes in context of dynamic languages.

They are both worth reading, lot’s of interesting information.

I have to “nitpick” on Neil Ford’s, of ThoughtWorks fame, sample code… Here are two “pearls” from his presentation:

So, Command class method names are doCommand and undoCommand? This typically comes from the playbook of procedural programming: stuff all your state and behaviour in a single class, but give them names in the form of verb-noun, to make it easier to understand… Here is one more sample:

Here we have behaviour attached to the class that really  doesn’t belong there. This Customer has inventory and can be shipped? uh, oh… this is code from the presentation on (good?) patterns 😦


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