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Programming Languages

Host: Mads Torgersen

What is it with programming languages? The Turing Machine already does it all, bless its heart. Why do new languages keep cropping up? Why invest time and energy in learning pesky syntax and new features all over when the doodles I had to internalize last year/last decade/back in school do the job just fine? Enough already!

Or not. Languages frame the way we think. Change the language; suddenly you can see new ways of solving your old problems, or maybe even new problems that you didn't even know you could try to solve. Sometimes the thinking carries over even when the language does not. Sometimes changing the language saves the project. Sometimes your neighbor is having more fun.

Expand you mind, get inspired: find out what's new with languages.