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Where are all the new abstractions?

Where are all the new abstractions?  This is what's going to keep this industry alive.  I guess it starts at the operating system level.  Hopefully with Longhorn comes many new (worthwhile) abstractions.

Druzzil Ro
Sunday, November 09, 2003

Form over substance, abstraction for its own sake.  Add in a pastel UI and that's the face of Longhorn?  Delightful!

nat ersoz
Sunday, November 09, 2003

"Where are all the new abstractions?  This is what's going to keep this industry alive.  I guess it starts at the operating system level.  Hopefully with Longhorn comes many new (worthwhile) abstractions."

I have to confess, I can make absolutely no sense at all of this post. Although it could form the basis of a song:

"Where are all the abstractions?
Longhorn coming,
Where are all the abstractions,
Longhorn is here"

confused
Monday, November 10, 2003

Maybe a new Jackson Pollock screensaver?

sgf
Monday, November 10, 2003

How 'bout, how 'bout, another set of control-key combinations to copy-and-paste?!

Cubicle Dweller
Monday, November 10, 2003

How about some new paradigms of what should happen when one hits F3? Nothing beats the fun of mystery behaviour when F3 is invoked (especially in MS apps).

Dennis Forbes
Monday, November 10, 2003

IMO aspect-oriented programming is the next abstraction in the pipeline.  We're all gonna be talking about pointcuts and mixins in a couple years.

-Thomas

Thomas
Monday, November 10, 2003

Does anybody know of any practicable applications of AOP other than application logging?

John Topley (www.johntopley.com)
Tuesday, November 11, 2003

Actually does anyone have a pointer to a decent intro to AOP? Most of the articles I have seen are either a) absurdly long, b) assume you already know AOP and have been using for 25 years, or c) a & b.


Tuesday, November 11, 2003

> Does anybody know of any practicable applications of AOP other than application logging?

Testing legacy applications in-place.

Portabella
Tuesday, November 11, 2003

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