Presenter #1: Scott McAllister
Title #2: The Ballerina Programming Language
Despite the frivolity implied by its name, Ballerina, like the dancers who bear the same name, is a graceful language with surprising elegance and strength inside a slender frame. Still (as of this writing) a self-described "work in progress", Ballerina is a language designed from the ground up for the world of Web 2.0, with built-in support for HTTP endpoints, JSON data types, and an input format--either textual or graphical--that makes it perfect for building platform clients and implementations. In this session, we will go over the Ballerina language and environment, and explore what a language "built for the Web" looks like.
Ballerina home page: https://ballerina.io/
Ballerina spec: https://ballerina.io/res/Ballerina-Language-Specification-WD-2015-05-01.pdf
Ted's websites: http://blogs.tedneward.com/ and http://www.newardassociates.com/