Thu, 28 July 2011
Philadelphia Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise Conference
Speaker: Ola Bini
Talk: Polyglot Patterns
Fourth in our ETE 2011 screencast series
We are facing more and more complex problems and our current approaches aren’t as effective any more. One of the newer trends is to adopt new languages to attack these new problems. But just taking up a new language is usually not a very pragmatic solution. A middle ground approach is instead to combine new languages with your current approach. This approach is called polyglot programming, and the goal is to use the strongest features of each language and then combine them together on a platform with strong libraries.
This presentation will discuss the reasons for going polyglot and some patterns on how to make it work.