The long way through Software Craftsmanship

Your First Language

Feb 2, 2015 - 1 minute read - Comments - bookapprenticeship-patternspatternshypothesisjavaparadigm

After reading (in a specific order - below) part of the patterns in Apprenticeship Patterns, I stumbled upon the “Your First Language”

First of all, the illustration with the baby reading a Java book is priceless.

Having said that, I came to the realization that you might not know a paradigm but just an implementation (e.g., you don’t know about Object-Oriented programming but just about Java), in the same fashion as you could not know about LISPs but only about an implementation, such as clojure.

Also, clicks with the idea of “code to interfaces, not implementations”. Does it also click with you?

PS: What a great book this is. I’m reading it as explained here 1

PPS: you can read it online for free, here

  1. This post was extracted on 2015-04-25. The refactor techniques are very useful, not only for programming ↩︎