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Transforming Programming

YOW! 2018 Brisbane

We're a generation of programmers who grew up with object orientation and imperative programming. When we transition to languages such as Elixir (and even some modern idioms in JavaScript), some of our old reflexes are no longer appropriate. Others are deeply useful, but in different and surprising ways. So, as we work towards the ideal of "programming by transforming", we mustn't forget to transform our thinking, too.

(ps: reducers are objects...)

Dave Thomas

Publisher

Pragmatic Programmers, LLC

United States

Dave Thomas is a programmer, and now an accidental publisher. Dave Thomas wrote The Pragmatic Programmer with Andy Hunt at the end of the '90s, and that experience opened a new world for them. They discovered a love of writing that complemented their love of learning new things.

Dave Thomas is one of the authors of the Agile Manifesto, and probably responsible for bringing Ruby to attention of Western developers with the book Programming Ruby. He was one of the first adopters of Rails, and helped spread the word with the book Agile Web Development with Rails.

Dave Thomas enjoys speaking at conferences, running public and private training. But most of all, Dave Thomas loves coding.