Frank talk on issues relevant to today’s developers from Dave Thomas at Splash 2011

I love how well spoken, down-to-earth, and frank Dave Thomas is in this video at Channel 9 taken at the SPLASH 2011 Conference.

No, it’s not because of his answer to the question “What’s the state of Object Oriented Programming today in your mind?”, to which he responded that:

I think the state is that it’s commercially immensely successful, but practically, I think it’s a┬ádisaster.

Although I did agree with much of his analysis on that particular question, I sincerely believe that the whole video has wise words for anyone working as a developer now and in the near future.

And, of interest to me was the fact that he really appreciated the “good engineering decisions” represented in the design of Google’s Dart langauge.

Watch it!

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