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Expressing Abstraction - Abstracting Expression
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by Ola Bini on Nov 01, 2012 |
51:25

Summary
Ola Bini attempts to answer a few questions: Why are new languages still being created, Is it worth choosing languages strategically, and Does language actually matter?

Bio

Ola Bini works as a language geek for ThoughtWorks in Chicago. He is one of the JRuby core developers and has been involved in JRuby development since 2006. Ola has created two languages: Ioke and Seph. He’s author of Practical JRuby on Rails Projects and co-author of Using JRuby for the Pragmatic Programmers, a contributor to many open source projects, and a member of the JSR292 Expert Group.

Strange Loop is a multi-disciplinary conference that aims to bring together the developers and thinkers building tomorrow's technology in fields such as emerging languages, alternative databases, concurrency, distributed systems, mobile development, and the web. Strange Loop was created in 2009 by software developer Alex Miller and is now run by a team of St. Louis-based friends and developers under Strange Loop LLC, a for-profit but not particularly profitable venture.

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