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Polyglot

By John Wetherill, November 9, 2012

A polyglot is defined as one who is fluent in multiple languages. This is similar to how a multilinguist is ... uh ...fluent in multiple languages. (OK, who invented two words for the same concept?)

Well, it turns out polyglot applies not only to spoken languages, but to programming languages as well. Thus in the software world, a polyglot application is one built on multiple languages. The term also applies to developer tools that can manipulate such apps.

Category: stackato

The Growth of Dynamic Languages - Pythonists, Pythonistas, and Pythoneers

By Bart Copeland, July 28, 2010

As the Dynamic Languages Experts we often get asked:

  • Which open source dynamic language has the greatest usage?
  • Which open source dynamic language is currently growing the fastest in usage?

Why are these questions relevant? Our customers and partners want to know:

Category: dynamic languages

Concurrency in Tcl: Events without getting Twisted

By Andreas Kupries, May 6, 2010

So you wish to perform several things in parallel, or at least concurrently enough that the user can believe they are happening in parallel? Tcl supports this in multiple ways, actually too many for a single post to cover, so this post is the start of a small series about concurrency in Tcl. Here we'll talk about events and their management, followed by a post about threads, and finally a post about how we can make the parts of a parallel application talk to each other.

Category: tcl

A Web-Framework Weekend: LinuxFest Northwest 2010 Preview

By Eric Promislow, April 20, 2010

One of my favorite local conferences is coming up this weekend, namely LinuxFest NorthWest in Bellingham, Washington. The range of sessions has always been somewhat unpredictable, but this year features a healthy number of talks dedicated to developing web applications with the main open source frameworks. I figure it will be a good chance for me to get up to speed on any new developments I missed out on, as well as meeting people who are working in the area locally.

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The top ten list of productivity boosters for programmers

By Troy Topnik, March 16, 2010

A very, very useful question came up on stackoverflow a couple of weeks ago:

"As a programmer what single discovery has given you the greatest boost in productivity?"

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Code and Design Best Practices: "Beautiful Code" by O'Reilly

By Sheila Rebellato, March 8, 2010

Beautiful Code: Leading Programmers Explain How They Think

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