Greg Young gave a good talk titled 8 Lines of Code, discussing simplicity, dependencies, and magic. Magic is always something I try and identify and stay away from in my own code, however I really failed to realize how much magic goes on in some of the libraries/frameworks that I often use. Entity Framework and nHibernate come to mind. You really should understand the magic happening in these libraries to use them. Which is very problematic. If you take the dependency ownership seriously, then a lot of folks developing the front-end of a “modern” web applications are in a world of hurt. RequireJS, Knockout.js, jQuery, Bootstrap, etc, etc, etc… Video is posted on InfoQ: http://www.infoq.com/presentations/8-lines-code-refactoring
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