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Concrete Syntax Matters

Posted by Steven Kelly  on  Nov 13, 2012

Steven Kelly discusses designing languages for humans based on insight from cognitive and empirical research.

Clojure-Java Interop: A Better Java than Java

Posted by Stuart Halloway  on  Jan 19, 2011 2

Stuart Dabbs Halloway, after reviewing Clojure’s syntax comparing it with Java, explains how Clojure-Java interoperability works. He then talks about the need for simplicity in languages, attempting to prove that Clojure is a simpler language, and consequently better, than Java.

Transforming to Groovy

Posted by Venkat Subramaniam  on  Dec 17, 2010 8

Venkat Subramaniam explains some of the Groovy syntax elements and its idioms by taking Java code examples and transforming them step by step into their more concise Groovy counterparts.

Computation Abstraction: Going Beyond Programming Language Glue

Posted by Sadek Drobi  on  Nov 02, 2010 1

Sadek Drobi talks about abstracting the control syntax (glue), giving examples from mainstream and FP languages: Null, propagating errors, events, asynchronous programming, lists, streams, channels, functors, monads, and custom abstractions.

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