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SkillsCast

The Realist's Guide to Language Design

6th July 2016 in London at CodeNode

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There's a bewildering amount of compile-to-JavaScript language options growing in popularity these days. Instead of pushing one more in front of your face, asking you to fall in love with its shininess based on a limited set of demoable features, I'd like to take a step back and examine some popular languages from a language designer's perspective. What benefits does this language offer? Why was it designed in this way? Which problems would this language be particularly suited to tackle? What would it be like working with this language day to day?

There's no such thing as a silver bullet when it comes to language design - Bodil would like to show you, most of all, how to apply a critical eye when evaluating new programming languages

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The Realist's Guide to Language Design

Bodil Stokke

Bodil works as a computer science researcher for a secretive think tank, and is a world renowned expert in varied fields such as pizza and persistent data structures. Contrary to popular rumour, she only has five fingers on each hand, but is still an Emacs user.

SkillsCast

There's a bewildering amount of compile-to-JavaScript language options growing in popularity these days. Instead of pushing one more in front of your face, asking you to fall in love with its shininess based on a limited set of demoable features, I'd like to take a step back and examine some popular languages from a language designer's perspective. What benefits does this language offer? Why was it designed in this way? Which problems would this language be particularly suited to tackle? What would it be like working with this language day to day?

There's no such thing as a silver bullet when it comes to language design - Bodil would like to show you, most of all, how to apply a critical eye when evaluating new programming languages

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE:

Thanks to our sponsors

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The Realist's Guide to Language Design

Bodil Stokke

Bodil works as a computer science researcher for a secretive think tank, and is a world renowned expert in varied fields such as pizza and persistent data structures. Contrary to popular rumour, she only has five fingers on each hand, but is still an Emacs user.