PLATEAU 2010 Keynote
Title: The Fitness Function for Programming Languages: A Matter of Taste?
Programming languages elicit an almost religious fervor among their adherents. In contrast, researchers are increasingly searching for
objective ways in which languages and related software artifacts can be evaluated. We see increased emphasis on rigorous criteria such as
mathematical formalisms, extensive implementation experience or empirical studies. So, what makes a programming language or tool "good"? This talk gives a personal perspective on this question.
Speaker: Gilad Bracha
- Vice President at SAP Labs, Palo Alto, CA, USA
is the creator of the Newspeak
programming language. He is currently a VP at SAP Labs
in Palo Alto focusing on programming models for the cloud. Previously, he was a Distinguished Engineer at Cadence, and a Computational Theologist
and Distinguished Engineer at Sun. He is co-author of the Java Language Specification
, and a researcher in the area of object-oriented programming languages. Prior to joining Sun, he worked on Strongtalk, the Animorphic Smalltalk System
. He received his B.Sc in Mathematics and Computer Science from Ben Gurion University
in Israel and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Utah