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Memes and Cargo Culting in Java

Abstract: Given most of our profession comes from a computer scientist background, it is expected that we use a scientific and verifiable approach in decision taking processes. Unfortunately, nothing could be further from the truth. Our environment is ridden with irrational convictions that come from out of nowhere. Those are of two different kinds: memes are “ideas, behaviors, or styles that spreads from person to person within our culture” while cargo culting is the “ritual inclusion of code or program structures that serve no real purpose”. Both are deeply entrenched in our community. This talk will try to challenge some of those common ideas by highlighting the most pervasive ones.
Format: Talk (50 minutes)
Language: English
Nicolas Fränkel

Nicolas Fränkel

Hybris, Switzerland

Software architect with +10 years experience in demanding environments, meaning a wide range of customers and contexts (such as telco, banking, insurances, large retail, public sector, …). Mainly focused on Java and JavaEE technologies, but specific interests like Software Quality, Build Processes and Rich Internet Applications.