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Alex Martelli

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8
"Good enough" is good enough!
PyCon US 2013
Alex Martelli
Recorded: March 17, 2013Language: English

Our culture's default assumption is that everybody should always be striving for perfection -- settling for anything less is seen as a regrettable compromise. This is wrong in most software development situations: focus instead on keeping the software simple, just "good enough", launch it early, and iteratively improve, enhance, and re-factor it. This is how software success is achieved!

Permission or forgiveness?
EuroPython 2012
Alex Martelli
Recorded: July 4, 2012

[EuroPython 2012 ] Alex Martelli - 2 JULY 2012 in "Track Spaghetti"

Permission or Forgiveness?
PyCon US 2012
Alex Martelli
Recorded: March 9, 2012Language: English

Grace Murray Hopper's famous motto, "It's easier to ask forgiveness than permission", has many useful applications -- in Python, in concurrency, in networking, as well of course as in real life. However, it's not universally valid. This talk explores both useful and damaging applications of this principle.

Good API design
EuroPython 2011
Alex Martelli
Recorded: July 21, 2011Language: English

[EuroPython 2011] Alex Martelli - 20 June 2011 in "Track Spaghetti"

Good API design
EuroPython 2011
Alex Martelli
Recorded: July 13, 2011Language: English

[EuroPython 2011] Alex Martelli - 20 June 2011 in "Track Spaghetti"

Python Design Patterns
EuroPython 2011
Alex Martelli
Recorded: July 13, 2011Language: English

[EuroPython 2011] Alex Martelli - 24 June 2011 in "Track Spaghetti"

API Design anti-patterns
PyCon US 2011
Alex Martelli
Recorded: March 11, 2011Language: English
Powerful Pythonic Patterns (#186)
PyCon US 2010
Alex Martelli
Recorded: Feb. 19, 2010Language: English