Trends in Programming Languages

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Lately, we’ve seen many industry trends shaping the evolution of programming languages in various directions. The many-core revolution has forced us to think hard about ways to leverage the massively parallel architectures available to the masses. Cloud, web, and mobile programming have put additional emphasis on the need for asynchrony in our applications. Dynamic languages are going through a rebirth, driven by a desire to shy away from schematized data, and accelerated by the renaissance of JavaScript. Oh, and we can’t count out native languages either, with C++0x’s final draft lurking around the corner. In this session, we’ll discuss modern trends in programming languages, correlating those to everyday developer tasks. Come and learn why functional programming matters, how F# fits in the language landscape, why dynamic and native languages deserve a second chance, how frameworks like TPL and Rx help with asynchronous programming, and – last but not least – what the future of C# and Visual Basic has to bring. Don’t miss out on sharpening your knowledge about your single most important developer tool: the language you use to express your coding dreams.

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