The Power Of Small Abstractions

A session at eurucamp 2015

Sunday 2nd August, 2015

11:30am to 12:00pm (CET)

Every time we solve an everyday programming problem we learn from its solution. When we come across a similar problem later on, we think “aha! I’ve seen this before! I know how to solve it!”. Many of us are also familiar with design patterns, which are abstractions that solve entire classes of problems.

There also exists, however, a different kind of pattern. But, as opposed to help you structure a whole compiler or business application, these patterns love hiding in small things like methods or functions, or even binary operations. They whisper to you when you concatenate two strings. They leave a trail of breadcrumbs every time you map over a list.

These abstractions have superpowers, too. They can separate the what from the when, or even from the how. They can add together things other than numbers. They can control time, or take over the control flow of your program entirely.

In this talk you will discover the amazing power of small abstractions. After that you’ll start hearing their whispers and seeing their breadcrumb trails. And only then you will be ready to let them unfold their full potential in your programs.

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the last idiogrammer

i like programmer languages and suffer from severe cognitive fuzziness. FP & PLT geek, founder at @codegram, organizer @fullstackfest (@baruco & @futurejs) bio from Twitter

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eurucamp 2015

Germany Germany, Potsdam

31st July to 2nd August 2015

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Time 11:30am12:00pm CET

Date Sun 2nd August 2015

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