Jonathan Edwards
Research Fellow, MIT

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In 1971, Jonathan Edwards encountered an idle PDP-11/20 in the basement of the Johns Hopkins EE department. A decade later, he cofounded IntraNet, whose software daily processes trillions of dollars in interbank funds transfers. He did early work on multithreading, OODB’s, transactions, and replication. He is now a Research Fellow at MIT CSAIL in Daniel Jackson’s Software Design Group, where he has worked on the Alloy modeling language and experimented with new ideas in programming language design. He disturbs people at AlarmingDevelopment

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Location: F150_El Camp
This session is part of Emerging Languages Camp.
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Mainstream programming languages are imperative: the programmer dictates the order of reads and writes to memory. Declarative languages (for example functional and logic languages) remove this major cause of complexity and error. Unfortunately, declarative languages impose severe constraints on the structure and variability of data. Read more.
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