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Abstract Art: Getting Things “Just Right”
Abstraction is a blessing and a curse. Too little, and our applications are difficult to extend and maintain. Too much, and our applications are difficult to extend and maintain. Finding the balance is the key to success. The first step is to identify your natural tendency as an under-abstractor or an over-abstractor. Once we know that, we can work on real-world techniques to dial in the level of abstraction that is “just right” for our applications.
Jeremy Clark is an application developer and speaker with over 14 years of experience in all aspects of the development lifecycle. Through speaking and consulting, he helps developers take a “step up” in their skillset with a focus on making complex topics approachable to developers of all skill levels. He is a Microsoft MVP for Visual C# and has authored several courses for Pluralsight, including “C# Interfaces”, a course aimed at giving developers a better understanding of abstraction. He lives in Southern California with 2 cats and a constantly changing stack of books to be read (both technical and fiction). For more information, visit www.jeremybytes.com.