Bret Victor Talk: The Future of Programming

This talk by Bret Victor is an eye opener.  It was delivered by Bret in 2013. He gave this talk assuming we are in 1973 and then talked about how future of programming will look like in 2013. He talked about various CS discoveries and programming approaches people were trying during 1960 and 1970 era. At that time, nobody new what is correct way to program so they were experimenting with many different approaches. Nobody was fixated on one right approach so different approaches were tried.

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Alan Kay Talk: The computer revolution hasn’t happened yet

This is a very good talk where Alan Kay talks about what’s wrong with current OOPS languages and how he envisioned object oriented. For those who don’t know, Alan Kay coined Object Oriented Programming term. He is also one the guys who designed Smalltalk. There are many awesome ideas shared in this talk. I liked the quote below:

The part of message of OOP was that as complexity start becoming more and more important architecture is always going to dominate material.

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