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Sequence, Selection and Iteration

July 5, 2010
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My bit of procrastination this afternoon was watching this entertaining and interesting keynote from RailsConf 2010 given by Robert Martin.

Here is the direct YouTube link

Don’t worry its not Rails or even Ruby loaded. The keynote goes through an interesting history of programming languages and on route Robert mentions Fortran, Lisp, Algol, BASIC, Simula, BCPL, B, C, Scheme, Smalltalk, C++, Perl, Java, Ruby, Erlang, C#, F#, Haskell and Clojure.

Hopefully I didn’t miss one? Strangely can’t recall Python being mentioned!?


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  1. July 20, 2010 7:26 pm

    This was a great talk to see live. I kinda felt like a horrible programmer after hearing it, but it did make me want to be better.

    I just cant decide which I like better, Erlang or Clojure.

    • July 21, 2010 1:06 pm

      Hi taelor,

      I think both are interesting languages especially in the concurrency (problem) domain. I played with Clojure a little bit at the end of last year and did find it enjoyable enough that I do plan to try more in the future.

      Two languages not mentioned in the video which really grab my interest lately are Io & Perl6. Been playing with Io on and off since turn of the year and find it an extremely refreshing language to use. And I’m looking forward to getting my head deep into Perl6 upon the release (very soon) of Rakudo Star.

      regards Barry

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