Presentation: "Mary Poppins Meets the Matrix"

A session at GOTO Zurich 2013

Thursday 11th April, 2013

10:20am to 11:10am (CET)

Every foreign language you learn makes you a little smarter, and even shapes the way you think. In the Pragmatic Programmer, Dave Thomas and Andy Hunt say that a developer should learn a new programming language every year. In the book Seven Languages in Seven Weeks, Bruce takes this challenging advice to the extreme. The book walks aspiring developers through the process of solving a nontrivial problem in each of seven different programming languages, spanning four different programming paradigms. In this talk, Bruce will take a light hearted look through the evolution of programming languages, paying special attention to the seven languages in his book, Ruby, Io, Prolog, Scala, Erlang, Clojure, and Haskell.

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Bruce Tate

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Time 10:20am11:10am CET

Date Thu 11th April 2013

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  • Seven Languages in Seven Weeks
  • From Java to Ruby
  • Beyond Java

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