Functional Pipeline Design in Ruby

26th February 2013 in London at The Skills Matter eXchange

This SkillsCast was filmed at Functional Pipeline Design in Ruby

Do you know how to design software? Of course you do. We all know how to organize our applications with classes and methods. Often we use frameworks that help us with the easy choices. But many people don't realize that there are other approaches to design.

We can often organize computation as a functional pipeline: a series of steps that move us from our initial data to our solution. When you adopt the pipeline approach, you end up with composable pieces that are often easy to reuse in other contexts.

This session will consist of Ruby demos of the design approach, however the approach can be used in other languages. Attend if you have reading knowledge of Ruby and a desire to learn how to design software from a different perspective.


Functional Pipeline Design in Ruby

Michael C. Feathers

Michael Feathers is the founder and Director of R7K Research & Conveyance, a company specializing in software and organization design.