Sean Corfield will be giving us a sneak peak of this presentation he will be delivering at cf.objective() 2013.
"The Pragmatic Programmer", a landmark book by Andrew Hunt and Dave Thomas, advocates learning a new language every year. Whilst many people think that's an unrealistic goal, the idea behind it is to expand your toolbelt and to absorb new ways of thinking about problems - language shapes thought.
In this talk, we'll look at a handful of different languages and see how idiomatic solutions can differ dramatically across different languages. The goal is twofold:
- to encourage you to investigate other languages in addition to CFML
- to help you approach problems in CFML in a new light
In addition, you should gain insight into the following:
- collection classes (in other languages)
- how to use CFML arrays and structs more effectively
- the power of closures
- integrating other languages into a CFML application
For those of you new to BACFUG, Sean was the manager of our group for several years. Here is his bio:
Sean Corfield used to build compilers, virtual machines, databases and telecom systems but eventually got a real job building web applications. After eight years of ANSI C++ Standardization and a decade of web development with JVM-based languages, he finally found his first love again - functional programming - and now he writes Clojure almost every day.
Hope everyone can make it!