Today’s ADDcast begins with this outrageous claim “C++ is the best object-oriented language ever, given its design philosophy.” and just gets weirder from there. Pat and I have both been reading Object Thinking by David West and we spend a good time chatting about object-oriented analysis, design and programming in terms of formalist philosophy. We also talk about something wonderful with a horrible name: hermeneutics. Along the way we discuss mental health, Attention Deficit Disorder (the real actual thing), and the design of beer-management systems.

Contest!

“What are the two hardest problems in computer science?” – Pat asked Dave this question, but forgot to deliver the punchline after Dave proclaimed, “Getting dates with women, and I’m going with that twice.” Leave a comment below, and we’ll send our favorite a copy of Exceptional Ruby by Avdi Grimm. The winner will be announced in the next episode.

Show Notes:

Play
Play