Episode 008: 99 Bottles of OOP with Sandi Metz and Katrina Owen

November 21st, 2016 · 1 hr 2 mins

About this Episode

00:16 – Welcome to “99 Bottles of Podcasts!” …we mean, “Greater Than Code!”

99 Bottles of OOP by Sandi Metz and Katrina Owen

01:31 – Collaboration on the Book

Practical Object-Oriented Design in Ruby by Sandi Metz

14:56 – Audience: Who is this book for?

99 Bottles of Beer Exercise

21:06 – The DRY (Don’t Repeat Yourself) Principle; Duplication and Replication

29:21 – Code Review and Naming Things

30:40 – “In what ways is it 99 Bottles a richer kata than fizz buzz?” – Benjamin Fleischer

32:53 – “The 99 Bottles book seems to document all the trade-offs we’ve been implicitly making. Could this possibly be a first step in automating those decisions? i.e.: Might we take those now-explicit rules and partially automate the process of programming?” – Craig Buchek

34:47 – Llewellyn Falco: “Sparrow Decks”

Kathy Sierra
Philip Kellman

39:57 – “what non-Ruby technologies are you interested in right now?” – Darin Wilson

45:00 – Sandi’s Unique Approach to Teaching

47:53 – Speaking at Conferences


Coraline: Inspiration to return to work on her book about empathy. Also, exploring whether that visual interpretation of code is the shape of code in the abstract or the shape of the code that’s written on-screen.

Sandi: Controversy around the notion that duplication is better than the wrong abstraction.

Katrina: We are humans and we have ideas and sharing those ideas makes us visible to other humans. It is also incredibly important and impactful to speak.

Jessica: Development of relationships and partnerships with someone who will push you.

Sam: Helping people realize things on their own is greater than telling them the answer. Also, practicing better self-control in coding and mentoring.

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