languages

Philly ETE 2017 #36 – Parasitic Programming Languages – David Nolen

With the rise of mature programming language runtimes and vast open source software library ecosystems, designing a programming language and environment from scratch becomes less and less practical from the standpoint of acquiring a user base. Scala and Clojure have demonstrated the power of piggiebacking on the Java Virtual Machine, and the meteoric rise of … Read More

Philly ETE 2017 #27 – FOSS is in Jeopardy – Jamie Allen

With the creation of the Scala Center, Scala has achieved a level of open source collaboration that is heretofore unseen, where the worlds of government, academia, corporate enterprise and community are now actively engaging in a positive way to move the language forward in multiple dimensions. However, most other open source technologies do not have … Read More

Philly ETE 2016 #37 – Rust in Production – Steve Klabnik

Rust reached 1.0 a year ago, and so there’s a question everyone is asking: how has 1.0 tested in production? Is the language “ready” yet? In this talk, Steve will give an overview of Rust’s value proposition, focusing on examples and anecdotes from companies using Rust in production today. Slides from Steve’s talk are now available on the Chariot Solutions site.

Philly ETE 2016 #16 – Alex Miller – Unleash Your Data with Clojure: Using Transducers and Sequences

In this talk we’ll examine Clojure’s approach to data and data transformation, which is built from a foundation of immutable values and persistent collections. Clojure offers several models for transformation of collections – sequences, reducers, and transducers. We’ll compare these to each other and to the status quo to see how the functional approach results in less code, fewer bugs, and greater reuse.