by Bruce Tate
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc. 2005
Number of pages: 200
Bruce Tate chronicles the rise of the most successful language of all time, and then lays out, in painstaking detail, the compromises the founders had to make to establish success. Then, he describes the characteristics of likely successors to Java. He builds to a rapid and heady climax, presenting alternative languages and frameworks with productivity and innovation unmatched in Java. He closes with an evaluation of the most popular and important programming languages, and their future role in a world beyond Java. If you are agree with the book's premise--that Java's reign is coming to an end--then this book will help you start to build your skills accordingly. You can download some of the frameworks discussed and learn a few new languages. This book will teach you what a new language needs to succeed, so when things do change, you'll be more prepared. And even if you think Java is here to stay, you can use the best techniques from frameworks introduced in this book to improve what you're doing in Java today.
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by Andreas Hohmann - Minimal Programming
This book tries to explain a number of programming languages, covering a wide range from currently popular ones such as Java, Perl, Python, and C# to less known languages. When describing the languages, I want to find out what they have in common.
by Graeme Donald Robertson - Robertson Pub
APL is a high-level, general-purpose, intuitive programming language which is designed to be easy on the programmer even if consequently hard on the computer - through power, not inefficiency. APL is essentially simple and easy to learn.
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by Greg Hendershott - GregHendershott.com
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