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message 1: by Brad (new)

Brad (bradrubin) | 264 comments Mod
I like the combined metaphor of software construction being like building construction and being like the accretion (incremental addition) of pearl growth.

I do think that the word "paradigm" is better used in some places than the author's use of the word "metaphor". For example, I would say that databases caused a shift to a data-centric paradigm, and the OO paradigm ushered in a perspective of hidden data (encapsulation) with exposed operations on that data.


message 2: by Erik (new)

Erik | 165 comments I like that the book doesn't take itself too serious to make mildly humorous metaphors.

I like the book's layout too: key points, review section, inline references, etc...


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