1. This talk is about
how a serial language enthusiast
settled down with a nice Swiss language
2. Hi, I’m al3x, and I’m
a serial language enthusiast.
Perl, Ruby, and Python. Have programmed for fun, love, or spite in x86 Assembly, Erlang,
Lua, Objective-C, various Lisps, Haskell, O-Caml, C++, Io, Erlang.
3. I work at Twitter.
Twitter has used mostly Ruby.
Ruby is good for some things.
But not everything.
Ruby’s poor VM performance, monkeypatching and cultural issues, questionable for large
systems. We had new services to build, didn’t want to continue with Ruby.
4. I wanted:
My personal criteria for a good systems language.