Rebecca Wirfs-Brock on OOP in Smalltalk

How did a pioneer of OOP think about it? And how was Smalltalk different?

Watch this excerpt of a longer chat with Rebecca Wirfs-Brock about the fundamental ideas behind OOP. Watch the full video here:

Rebecca Wirfs-Brock is an internationally recognized leader in the development of effective software design and architecture techniques. Among her widely used innovations are use case conversations and object role stereotypes. She was the design columnist for IEEE Software and the author of the classic text, “Designing Object-Oriented Software”. Her most recent book, “Object Design: Roles, Responsibilities and Collaborations”, was published in 2002. Although best known as a software design guru she is also an innovator of techniques for simply expressing complex requirements and effectively developing and communicating software architecture. She frequently helps product engineering, IT, and startup organizations with technical strategies, frameworks and architecture as well as with effective teamwork and agile development practices.

Alex Bolboaca is a programmer, CTO, author, trainer and coach at Mozaic Works.

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