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Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis

Mark Mzyk February 27, 2009

The Sapir-Whorf hypothesis says that a person’s language affects how they think.  Recently, at RubyRX, I heard Neal Ford speak.  He brought this idea up, only he didn’t apply it to spoken languages, but to programming languages.  His assertion was that: More powerful programming languages give you new and different abstractions to work with so […]

Message Oriented Architecture

Mark Mzyk October 5, 2008

Neal Ford has a recent post called Sidekick Oriented Architecture.  I recommend reading it for the stories he tells, but the point he makes is a good one: Service Oriented Architecture is only achievable through message passing. It’s a simple concept that makes sense when it is articulated, but unless you consciously think about it […]

No Fluff Just Stuff

Mark Mzyk June 22, 2008

I just spent this past weekend at the No Fluff Just Stuff conference, the Raleigh edition.  It was a very enlightening experience.  While it is a Java focused conference, it is still a great event to learn a lot, even if you aren’t a Java heavy developer, like myself.  I think I speak for a […]