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“Classes vs. Prototypes – Some Philosophical and Historical Observations”

Thanks to Roberto Guerra on the Objects on Rails mailing list for making me aware of this fascinating paper: The distinction between class-based and prototype-based systems reflects a long-lasting philosophical dispute concerning the representation of abstractions. Plato viewed forms — … Continue reading

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Roy Osherove on Test Construction

It’s quite easy to get caught up in the technique of TDD and not pay attention to the way unit tests are written: their naming, how maintainable or readable they are, and whether they test the right things or might … Continue reading

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