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In many dynamic language communities such as Python, there is a distinct lack of Design Patterns. Are the communities ignorant of Design Patterns or is there something else going on here? This talk is based on my well-trafficked article Python isn’t just Java without the compile, which compares Java to Python and other dynamic languages. The session expands on that article by using Design Patterns as a crude metric of gaps in a programming language.
Joe Gregorio is a Technical Program Manager at Google, member of the AtomPub Workgroup, and editor of the Atom Publishing Protocol. He has a deep interest in web technologies, writing “The RESTFul Web” column for the online O’Reilly publication XML.com, writing the first desktop aggregator written in C#, and publishing various Python modules to help in putting together RESTful web services.