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Onward! — Does Thought Crime Pay?
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by Gilad Bracha on Mar 02, 2014 |

Gilad Bracha ponders how Lisp, Simula, Actors, Beta, Smalltalk and Self give us C++, Java, Javascript, Perl, Python and PHP, speculating what new wonders await programmers down the road.


Gilad Bracha is the creator of the Newspeak programming language and a software engineer at Google. He was a VP at SAP Labs, a Distinguished Engineer at Cadence, he worked on Strongtalk, the Animorphic Smalltalk System, and he was a Computational Theologist and Distinguished Engineer at Sun. He is co-author of the Java Language Specification, and a researcher in the area of OOP.

SPLASH is home to OOPSLA, Onward! and DLS. OOPSLA is the forum for many important software developments of the last few decades: CRC cards, CLOS, design patterns, Agile, SOA, Wikis, UML, TDD, refactoring, Java, and Aspects. Onward! is about programming and software: processes, methods, languages, communities, and applications. DLS addresses dynamic languages: their implementation and application.

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