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Programming in Interesting Times

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May 30, 2009 12:15 PM

Falls Church, VA

Falls Church, VA

For the first time in a very long time, programmers are again confronted by a very basic question: Which programming language should I use? The last few years have seen the emergence of a whole variety of programming languages, everything from Ruby and Scala to a renewed interest in Python and LISP. Why is this happening now? What makes one programming language successful and another a footnote? And what does all this mean to engineers who just want to hit next week's deadline?

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