Unconventional Object-Oriented Computing - Nick Sutterer at Rails Israel V
Maintaining a stable, mature framework that helps programmers writing applications is one thing. Passing on fatal design flaws and misconceptions from version 1.0 to version 5.0, for the sake of "API stability", is something different.
Innovation is what drives every industry, and it might hurt! Here's how technical framework innovation could look like, why we need it, and why clinging to old conventions kills the spirit of excitement.