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Jon Skeet’s speech “Back to basics” is really a good watch – via Jørn Einar Angeltveit G+

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/07/15

Thanks Jørn Einar Angeltveit for sharing this a while ago:

A session by Jon Skeet and Tony the Pony (which has strong teeth) presented during the Polish DevDay 2013 in Kraków, Poland.

+Jon Skeet’s speech “Back to basics” is really a good watch.

In a funny way, he explains why the simplest fundamentals of computer software text, dates and numbers can cause some real headace for the programmer…

In case you didn’t know: Jon Skeet is “Chuck Norris” on

The subtitle is “the mess we’ve made of our fundamental data types”.

Some of the topics covered:

  • people
  • numbers and storage formats
  • strings and encodings
  • dates, times and time zones
  • scope things narrowly (YAGNI) in a conscious way, and understand beyond what you implement

He for instance shows that the fundamentals are both very much unknown by many among us, and less universal than we think.


via +Jon Skeet’s speech “Back to basics” is really a good watch. In a funny way,….

2 Responses to “Jon Skeet’s speech “Back to basics” is really a good watch – via Jørn Einar Angeltveit G+”

  1. Moritz Beutel said

    When Jon Skeet has a question, the C# team apologizes.

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