The Art, Science, and Engineering of Programming, 2019, Vol. 3, Essays, Article 17
Submission date: 2018-04-23
Publication date: 2018-02-18
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Abstraction is broadly considered a key asset in the making of software. However, unconditional belief in abstraction puts software development at a high risk of failure. This essay combines some personal observations with General concerns about the potential fatality of abstraction.
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