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SkillsCast

Hello, declarative world

10th August 2015 in London at CodeNode

There are 2 other SkillsCasts available from LRUG August 2015 Meetup

Ruby’s billed as a “multi-paradigm” language, but, let’s face it, we use it to write imperative object-oriented programs

I'm interested in different ways of programming computers, because I reckon imperative programs are far too low-level and overspecified, which is why as a species we're generally terrible at writing them. In this talk I want to encourage you to think outside of your normal programming habits; I’ll present a more abstract and declarative style called relational programming, and show you how to implement a minimal relational language in Ruby. (Dog whistle: this is μkanren.)

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Hello, declarative world

Tom Stuart

Tom is a computer scientist and programmer. He has lectured on optimising compilers at the University of Cambridge, co-organises the Ruby Manor conference, and is a member of the London Ruby User Group.