Abstraction as Leverage

[VIDEO HAS ISSUES: Ambient mic used incorrectly during capture; will result in poor quality audio] Abstraction is a powerful servant, but a dangerous master. We code, design, think, debug ... on a tower of abstractions. Spolsky's Law tells us that "All abstractions leak". This talk explores why they leak, why that's often a problem, what to do about it; moreover, I cover why sometimes abstractions SHOULD "leak", and thus how best to produce and consume abstraction layers.

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