About the Talk
May 30, 2009 12:15 PM
Falls Church, VAFalls 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?