Four Languages From Forty Years Ago

a.k.a What can we learn from the 1970's?

This page contains links to the slides and code from my talk “Four Languages From Forty Years Ago”.

Here’s the blurb for the talk:

The 1970’s were a golden age for new programming languages, but do they have any relevance to programming today? Can we still learn from them?

In this talk, we’ll look at four languages designed over forty years ago — SQL, Prolog, ML, and Smalltalk — and discuss their philosophy and approach to programming, which is very different from most popular languages today.

We’ll come away with some practical principles that are still very applicable to modern development. And you might discover your new favorite programming paradigm!


Video from NDC Oslo, Jun 15, 2018


Slides from NDC Oslo, Jun 15, 2018


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