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How the Ancient Greeks Invented Programming
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| by Matt Butcher on Dec 29, 2012 |
38:31

Summary
Matt Butcher explores the philosophical systems devised by Plato and Aristotle, showing how Plato laid the foundations for what is now OOP, while Aristotle’s dynamic model is at the core of FP.

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Bio

Matt Butcher is a Developer Experience Engineer at HP Cloud. He is the author of seven technology books and numerous articles on topics including Java, JavaScript, and PHP development as well as LDAP. An advocate of Open Source, he maintains or contributes to numerous projects. And, yes, he’s a real, live philosopher, too.

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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