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When Your Only Hammer is a Keyboard, Everything Looks Like a Tool



Darren Hobbs shares lessons learned building polyglot systems, the technology choices made. mitigating risk and delivering value.


Darren Hobbs (@darrenhobbs) has been working in the software industry for 15 years. He has written software for search engines, retail POS, insurance, banking, warehouse automation and a mobile-phone video startup. Always on the lookout for the 'perfect' programming language, Darren has tried Java, C#, Perl, Python, Ruby, Smalltalk, Lisp, Node.js, Go, Objective-C, Erlang and Haskell.

About the conference

Code Mesh London is an annual conference dedicated to non-mainstream languages and technologies. In 2013 it featured over 50 talks from experts in languages, libraries, operating systems and technologies that handle the programming and business challenges of today. Languages discussed include Haskell, Clojure, Erlang, Elixir, Rust, Go and Julia.

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Jul 18, 2014

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