Object orientation has been all the rage since the late 80s (at least for those old enough to remember).
And this is not a passing fad: very recently a class construct has been added to the Javascript standard to make writing object oriented code simpler.

On the other hand functional programming is gaining popularity, and the average developer has a hard time understanding what's really going on, which trend is just a fashion and which practices are actually useful.
To shed some light on this we'll see what was the real vision when object orientation was invented, what is still good about it, what is troublesome, and how we can use this knowledge to write better code.


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Anonymous at 12:34 on 11 May 2017

Very good content, but the execution lacked a bit, I almost fell asleep :)

Great talk, clear and very interesting

Very detailed talk

Very very interesting talk.

This was one of the talks I enjoyed more during the whole conference. It's not easy to discuss this very opinionated kind of topics in such a short amount of time, but I have to say, Massi did it very well! He told his own story, his trip to switching his mindset from classic C++ OOP practices to a more functional approach along many years. Plus he backed all his opinions with quotes from some big IT experts and influencers making the rationale behind the talk even stronger. Now it's up to us to embrace a more functional mindset during our daily job and see how it works for us! Thanks Massi!

high quality talk, really interesting point of view about the OO topic

Inspirational and mindset altering

Didn't expect this kind of a talk but it was awesome.

Andy Johnson at 22:03 on 12 May 2017

finally I understood the idea around smalltalk - great talk, helps who has worked for ages beginning with Fortran, C, C++

Enrico Bono at 00:05 on 14 May 2017

Nice talk. I do not always like extremism, but the topic is interesting and the position clear. Thanks for your talk.

Samuele Lilli at 19:23 on 26 May 2017

Nice contents but I would have raise a little bit the rhythm: the other talk of Massimiliano was nearly perfect :)