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CoffeeScript: Good, Bold, and with Sugar

Posted by Daniel Mohl  on  Jul 04, 2012 2 Posted by Daniel Mohl Follow 0 Followers  on  Jul 04, 2012 2

Daniel Mohl introduces CoffeeScript: what it is, what’s good for, how is different from other similar languages, what makes it more readable than JavaScript, some minuses, and code samples.

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Why APL Is Still Cool

Posted by Joel Hough  on  Jun 05, 2012 Posted by Joel Hough Follow 0 Followers , Morten Kromberg Follow 0 Followers  on  Jun 05, 2012

Joel Hough and Morten Kromberg present some of the features that make APL interesting, along with a demo showing what it means to program in APL.

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Generic Programming Galore Using D

Posted by Andrei Alexandrescu  on  Apr 11, 2012 1 Posted by Andrei Alexandrescu Follow 0 Followers  on  Apr 11, 2012 1

Andrei Alexandrescu discusses generic programming, showing how to solve generic tasks with D, tasks that are difficult or impossible to perform with other languages.

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The Future of F#: Type Providers

Posted by Joe Pamer  on  Jan 26, 2012 3 Posted by Joe Pamer Follow 0 Followers  on  Jan 26, 2012 3

Joe Pamer presents what Type Providers coming in F# 3.0 are: a mechanism for accessing a multitude of external data source.

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CoffeeScript, the Rise of "Build Your Own JavaScript"

Posted by Jeremy Ashkenas  on  Jan 04, 2012 1 Posted by Jeremy Ashkenas Follow 0 Followers  on  Jan 04, 2012 1

Jeremy Ashkenas discusses CoffeeScript, making an introduction to the language and demoing some of its features.

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Dart: A Structured Web Programming Language

Posted by Gilad Bracha  on  Dec 23, 2011 4 Posted by Gilad Bracha Follow 0 Followers  on  Dec 23, 2011 4

Gilad Bracha introduces Dart, Google’s new language for the web, explaining the reasons behind its conception, what it is and what it is not, some of the main features, unveiling plans for the future.

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What’s New in Groovy 1.8 and Beyond?

Posted by Guillaume Laforge  on  Dec 22, 2011 Posted by Guillaume Laforge  Followers  on  Dec 22, 2011

Guillaume Laforge covers the main new features in Groovy 1.8 –DSL with command chain expressions, runtime performance improvements, GPars, closure support, JSON, and what is to come in Groovy 1.9.

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Mirah for Android Development

Posted by Brendan Ribera  on  Dec 21, 2011 1 Posted by Brendan Ribera Follow 0 Followers  on  Dec 21, 2011 1

Brendan Ribera introduces Mirah, a JVM-based programming language with a Ruby-like syntax, type inference, closures, meta-programming, macros, showing how to use it for Android development.

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The Kotlin Programming Language

Posted by Andrey Breslav  on  Nov 17, 2011 12 Posted by Andrey Breslav Follow 2 Followers  on  Nov 17, 2011 12

Andrey Breslav introduces the upcoming Kotlin language created by JetBrains, a general purpose JVM-based language, statically typed, object-oriented, and meant to be more concise than Java.

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Language Panel

Posted by Gerald Sussman  on  Nov 14, 2011 1 Posted by Gerald Sussman Follow 2 Followers , Rich Hickey Follow 51 Followers , Allen Wirfs-Brock Follow 0 Followers , Joe Pamer Follow 0 Followers , Andrei Alexandrescu Follow 0 Followers , Jeremy Ashkenas Follow 0 Followers  on  Nov 14, 2011 1

Gerald Sussman, Rich Hickey, Allen Wirfs-Brock, Joe Pamer, Andrei Alexandrescu, and Jeremy Ashkenas, moderated by Dean Wampler answer questions from the audience on programming languages.

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Easy as Pie? - Teaching Code Literacy

Posted by Sarah Allen  on  Oct 28, 2011 2 Posted by Sarah Allen Follow 0 Followers  on  Oct 28, 2011 2

Sarah Allen talks on how to introduce children to the basics of programming, presenting a new related language called “Pie” along with lessons learned from creating a DSL in Ruby.

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A Brief History of the (Java) World and a Peek Forward

Posted by Neal Gafter  on  Sep 16, 2011 1 Posted by Neal Gafter Follow 0 Followers  on  Sep 16, 2011 1

Neal Gafter reviews the long history of Java from its inception to the present and makes an incursion into what he thinks will be a great future and guessing what might come in Java SE 9+ after 2014.

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