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The Racket Way
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by Matthew Flatt on Oct 26, 2012 |
50:50

Summary
Matthew Flatt explains the Racket – a Lisp dialect – way through examples: everything is a program, concepts are language constructs, the language is extensible, and everything composes.

Bio

Matthew Flatt is an associate professor in the School of Computing at the University of Utah, where he works on extensible programming languages, run-time systems, and applications of functional programming. He is one of the developers of the Racket programming language and a co-author of the introductory programming textbook How to Design Programs. He received his PhD from Rice University.

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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