Limin Fu introduces Dao, a lightweight and optionally typed programming language having a LLVM-based JIT compiler optimized for numeric computation, and a Clang-based tool generating C/C++ bindings.
Keith Adams examines the strengths that made PHP a dominant language in its niche, highlighting Facebook's attempts at remedying its inconsistencies and misfeatures while maintaining its strengths.
Bob Nystrom attempts to demonstrate that Dart is not boring, covering laziness, higher-order functions, asynchronicity, abstractions and others.
The authors introduce a new language paradigm meant to enhance OOP with multi-dimensional context, providing details on context-based dispatch, and showing a glimpse of their early prototype.
Gilad Bracha presents the motivation behind building Dart, the current state of the Dart platform and where it is heading to.
Axiomatic language is based on the idea that the external behavior of a program can be defined by an infinite set of symbolic expressions that enumerate all possible inputs, along with the outputs.
Nimrod is a statically typed programming language that tries to give the programmer ultimate power without compromises on runtime efficiency.
Daira Hopwood introduces Noether, an experimental language meant to write more secure, robust and efficient programs, being built on multiple layers satisfying different levels of symmetries.
Gilad Bracha explains how to distinguish FP hype from reality and to apply key ideas of FP in non-FP languages, separating the good parts of FP from its unnecessary cultural baggage.
Clayton Bauman introduces Babel, an open source language implemented in C, targeted for cloud computing. Other features: interpreted, untyped stack-based, postfix, supports arrays, lists and hashes.
Miles Sabin and Edwin Brady exemplify what can be done with a language with dependent types, what are the limitations and what could be done in the future when dependent types reach maturity.