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Damian Conway on the State of Perl, Perl 6, Writing Parsers and DSLs

Posted by Damian Conway on  Jan 02, 2013

Damian Conway explains where Perl 5.x is used today and why (hint: the CPAN library repository), and what Perl 6 offers: modern OOP, an optional type system, libraries for parallelism and concurrency, and very powerful built-in tools for parsing including extensible grammars.

Dan Ingalls on the History of Smalltalk and the Lively Kernel

Posted by Dan Ingalls on  Jun 22, 2010 1

Dan Ingalls explains the ideas that went into Smalltalk, how it was developed at Xerox PARC, the ideas that went into Squeak, and his latest project the browser-based Lively Kernel.

Avi Bryant on Trendly, Ruby, Smalltalk and Javascript

Posted by Avi Bryant on  Aug 26, 2009 6

Avi Bryant talks about the iterative process that led to Trendly (http://trendly.com/ ), using Javascript, Ruby and Java in the process. He goes on to give his view on the state of Smalltalk and Squeak and talks about his experiments with writing a Smalltalk that compiles to idiomatic Javascript to make use of all the modern Javascript VMs.

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