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Many people understand the very basics of several languages, all the way to HelloWorld. However, this isn’t a full fledged application and it’s challenging to make the translations in your head between all the different dialects (interpreted languages aren’t really different from each other like different languages – they work very much the same and the only difference is in the structure of the language). Out in our community are many people who firmly believe that moving from Ruby to Perl is not possible, that it’s very difficult to learn a new language, that it makes no sense to try to understand what “foreign” code might be doing.
In this talk Kirsten will cover the example in 5 different languages (Perl, Ruby, PHP, Python, Node) and show how to map the exact same functionality to different languages.
The code can be found on Github at http://www.github.com/synedra/polyglot.
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