Open Source Language Roundtable

Moderated by: James Turner
Location: Exhibit Hall 3
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We all have our favorite languages in our tool-belt, but is there a ‘best’ overall language? If anyone can hash that out, it will be the members of this roundtable discussion, some of the stars of the open source language space. This wide-ranging session, hosted and moderated by the O’Reilly Media editorial staff, and broadcast live on the web, will try to identify the best and worst features of each language, and which are best for various types of application development.

Participants in this roundtable are:

  • Python: Alex Martelli – Google
  • Ruby: Brian Ford – Engine Yard
  • PHP: Laura Thomson – Mozilla
  • Perl: Jim Brandt – Perl Foundation
  • Java:Rod Johnson – SpringSource

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Timothy Ace
07/23/2009 2:09am PDT

I thought James did a great job filling in for Rod.

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Suzanne Axtell
07/22/2009 1:29am PDT

Hi Ronny, The O’Reilly webcasts are recorded and posted here: Hope you enjoy it!

Ronny Brendel
07/21/2009 11:49pm PDT

Is this only life, or is there a way to watch this later on?

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