Bruce Tate - author of Seven Languages in Seven Weeks
Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 11:30 to 12:30 PM Ballroom C
Every foreign language you learn makes you a little smarter, and even shapes the way you think. In the Pragmatic Programmer, Dave Thomas and Andy Hunt say that a developer should learn a new programming language every year. In the book Seven Languages in Seven Weeks, Bruce takes this challenging advice to the extreme. The book helps a developer solve a nontrivial problem in each of seven different programming languages, spanning four different programming paradigms. In this talk, Bruce will take a light-hearted look through the evolution of programming languages, paying special attention to the seven languages in his book, Ruby, Io, Prolog, Scala, Erlang, Clojure, and Haskell.