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The State of the Art



Richard Astbury demonstrates three new programming languages and discusses how they will affect the future direction of computer programming.


Richard Astbury builds software systems to support satellite-connected devices around the globe. He is a Microsoft MVP for Microsoft Azure, and consultant at two10degrees. Richard is often found developing open source software in C# and Node.js, and lives in Suffolk with his wife and three children.

About the conference

NorDevCon 2016 was yet another resounding success for Norfolk Developers. With an impressive array of speakers and workshops we had more attendees than any previous year.

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May 06, 2016

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  • Fun and full of insight

    by Richard Richter,

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    Or should I say "backsight"? I, too, program in one of those diversion languages on that VM for TVs... but I also agree that there is hardly anything radically new in the area of programming languages - or at least it's not so obvious as in 60-70's. It's always enjoyable to see this prophecies about what already happened - this one was no exception. I managed to install all three languages (sans BASIC which I know very well from my "B"eginnings) during the course of the talk and it was fun to try them out. I got lost in those parantheses for a while which brought back some university memories. I've never tried ML before and it is my favourite of these, for sure.

  • Re: Fun and full of insight

    by Richard Astbury,

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    Thank you for your kind comments :¬)

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