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Which is not to say that some very good points were made; the obsession with object-oriented design (OOD) — or to be precise the general misunderstanding of what OOD actually entails — leading to heavily coupled, inflexible systems. Getting back to message flows and single responsibility as being the core ideas that they always were (smalltalk, anyone?), rather than inheritance obsession. The object obsessive problem comes down to the very poor teaching methods used when teaching OOD concepts, particularly in Java.
All this to emphasize that the old school code curmudgeons of any organization have a lot to teach the new kids on the block and they can also stand to learn some things from them.
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