Sessions tagged with 'emerging_languages'

Tom Van Cutsem (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)
Presentation: AmbientTalk Presentation [PDF]
AmbientTalk can best be summarized as "a scripting language for mobile phones". It's a dynamic, object-oriented, JVM-compatible, distributed programming language. AmbientTalk's focus is on applications to be deployed in so-called "mobile ad hoc networks" - networks of mobile devices that communicate peer-to-peer using wireless communication technology, such as WiFi or Bluetooth.
Jonathan Shapiro (The EROS Group, LLC)
BitC is a new systems programming language combining the safety, flexibility, and richness of Haskell with the low-level expressivenes of C or C++. Programs in BitC are type- and memory-safe, but are able to deal efficiently with low-level data structures.
Rich Hickey (Datomic)
This talk will provide a brief experience report on Clojure, a dynamic, functional language targeting the JVM. It will detail the challenges faced in providing a practical and approachable programming language featuring pervasive immutability on top of the commodity infrastructure of the JVM.
Jeremy Ashkenas (DocumentCloud)
CoffeeScript is a little language that compiles into JavaScript. It's a thought experiment that aims to test how far we can stretch JavaScript semantics without adding any runtime libraries or outputting reams of generated code. Recommended for folks who are interested in languages that run in the browser as well as the server.
Presentation: Coherence_Subtext Presentation [PPT]
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.
Mark Miller (Google, Inc.)
Presentation: E, Caja Presentation [ZIP]
E is a clean slate no compromise language, built for object-capability security and distributed computing. JavaScript is one of the leakiest languages ever, created almost by accident, whose massive success imposes severe legacy compatibility constraints on its evolution. Caja is the surprising discovery of E-like security in a simple compatible subset of JavaScript.
As new problems in computing arise, new languages are being created to help tackle those problems. We want to bring together programming language creators, researchers, and enthusiasts to share goals, experiences, and challenges. Our goal is advancing the state of the art in programming language design and implementation. We'll share best practices, disasters, and everything in between.
As new problems in computing arise, new languages are being created to help tackle those problems. We want to bring together programming language creators, researchers, and enthusiasts to share goals, experiences, and challenges. Our goal is advancing the state of the art in programming language design and implementation. We'll share best practices, disasters, and everything in between.
Slava Pestov (Factor project)
Factor is a dynamically-typed language with powerful meta-programming features, a high-performance implementation, and interactive development tools. Slava Pestov will demonstrate how Factor's development tools and language features enable an incremental, iterative style of programming.
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Fancy is a dynamic, class based, pure object-oriented programming language heavily inspired by Smalltalk, Ruby and Erlang. In development since the beginning of this year, not all features have yet been implemented but the overall progress is coming along nicely.
Frink is a practical programming language and calculating tool designed to make physical calculations simple. It tracks units of measure through all calculations, ensuring that answers are correct. Back-of-the-envelope calculations become trivial, and more complex physical and engineering calculations become simpler to write and read, and allow transparent use of any units of measure.
Go
Rob Pike (Google, Inc.)
Presentation: Go Presentation [PDF]
Go's approach to concurrency differs from that of many languages, even those (such as Erlang) that make concurrency central, yet it has deep roots. The path from Hoare's 1978 paper to Go provides insight into how and why Go works as it does.
Brady Forrest (O'Reilly Media, Inc.), Alex Payne (BankSimple)
New programming languages are born all the time. Some languages are created to tackle new problems. Some languages are evidence proofs towards a better way of programming. Some are created just for fun or to scratch an itch. The Emerging Languages Camp is a gathering of the creators of recent programming languages, their peers, colleagues, interested programmers, technologists, and journalists.
Matt MacLaurin (Microsoft FUSE Labs)
Kodu is a new, purpose-built programming language designed as a first programming experience for kids or folks who want a very accessible intro to programming. Kodu is a visual language embedded in a 3D world, with language features specifically aimed at game design and interactivity programming. While deceptively simple, Kodu also introduces advanced concepts such as concurrency and arbitration.
Ola Bini (ThoughtWorks)
Ioke is a dynamically typed language - a language experiment with a focus on expressivity. It's prototype based, object oriented, homoiconic and have powerful macro facilities - and runs both on the JVM and the CLR. Seph is a language currently being developed, based on Ioke. It's a functional object oriented hybrid with explicit concrrency features inspired by Erlang and Clojure.
Charles Nutter (Engine Yard, Inc)
Mirah (formerly Duby), is a Ruby-inspired, statically-typed, lightweight, platform-agnostic language with backends for JVM bytecode, Java source, and more platforms planned. It borrows features from several static and dynamic languages, but with a twist: no runtime dependency on any additional library; everything is done at compile time.
Gilad Bracha (Ministry of Truth)
Newspeak is class based dynamic language geared toward software engineering combined with high productivity. Newspeak is based on two key ideas: all names are late bound, and there is no global namespace. Newspeak offers outstanding modularity and reconciles security with dynamism and reflectivity.
Francisco Tolmasky (280 North, Inc.)
Coming soon!
ooc is a modern, self-hosting, object-oriented, functional, high-level, low-level programming language. It strives to be powerful, modular, extensible, portable, yet simple and fast. ooc translates to C99 via rock, our self-hosting compiler. Targetting C makes it fast, easy to debug, nice to interface with, ubiquitous, and you can use all your familiar tools: GDB, Valgrind, gprof...
Allison Randal (DrugDev, Inc.)
The Parrot virtual machine hit 2.0 in January of this year, and the 2.6 production release will be out the day before this talk. A virtual machine like no other, Parrot targets dynamic languages such as Perl, Ruby, Python and PHP. It incorporates an object-oriented assembly language, is register-based rather than stack-based, and employs continuations as the core means of flow control.
Francesco Cesarini (Erlang Solutions Ltd)
This hands on tutorial will give you an introduction to the Erlang programming language. You will learn the basics of how to read, write and structure Erlang programs. We start with an insight into the theory and concepts behind sequential and concurrent Erlang, allowing you to get acquainted with the Erlang syntax and semantics.
Joe Pamer (Microsoft)
F# was already a fairly mature language with roots in Microsoft Research, Cambridge, and a steadily growing user base when the decision was made to officially support it in Visual Studio 2010. Having just shipped F# 2.0, the goal of this talk is to outline the experiences, both positive and negative, we had in transitioning the F# language and its implementation.
Phil Mercurio (Thyrd Informatics)
Thyrd is an experimental visual programming language built as a proof of concept. Thyrd is reflective (a Thyrd program can inspect and modify itself) and concurrent. Visually, it resembles a spreadsheet. Underneath is a stack-based functional language in the same family as Forth, Joy, and Befunge. This talk will present the key concepts in Thyrd and some of the directions it might take.
Steve Folta (Steve Folta)
Trylon is a dynamically-typed, staticly-compiled object-oriented language. The syntax combines elements of Python (significant indentation) and Smalltalk (message send syntax). It tries to provide a low-friction notation for writing small to medium-sized object-oriented programs.
Ur
Adam Chlipala (Impredicative LLC)
Ur/Web is a new domain-specific language for programming Web applications, based on a new general-purpose language called Ur. Ur features new abstraction and modularity features that make serious code reuse and metaprogramming possible within a strong static type system.
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