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Hackle Wayne

Hackle Wayne Experienced OO programmer turned functional advocate @ Xero

A veteran in the trade, Hackle enjoys programming as a thinking game. He advocates programming functionally while trying to share his learnings in ways that are pragmatic, idiomatic and accessible.

Talk: I fought the law and the law won

No need for a judge or jury!

As a courageous bunch, many of us would like to think anything goes in programming, and it's too chaotic and too fun to be restricted by any rules. However, there are still certain things (although not too many) that are better respected and followed than ignored or broken. Surprisingly, some of these "laws" are more unyielding than we would expect.

Take equality - a most basic concept, taken for granted but not really paid enough attention, has been causing many of us daily struggle. Or take CAP - which we sometimes think can be worked around or side-stepped, only to see it explode in our faces. Can we see these "laws" in the chaos and excitement? And can we use them to our advantage to build stronger software?

A few examples later you'll be sent into deep thoughts, or loud laughters.

A wholesome account of introspection, satire and rant.