The C language remains a weapon of choice for systems programmers, and maintains a strong following among application programmers, despite continued calls for its abandonment. In this talk I'll share some unusual perspectives on what might explain... Read more
Most programmers make a clear distinction between dynamic, interpreted languages such as Smalltalk and Ruby, and statically compiled languages such as C and C++. Dynamic languages are seen as being slow, yet easy to use, and with advantages of int... Read more
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Stephen Kell is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Cambridge. He is a practical computer scientist with wide interests, but one central goal: to make it easier and cheaper to develop useful, high-quality software systems. So far, his work has focused on programming languages, other programming tools, and the systems that support them---including language runtimes, operating systems, and the grey area between the two. Since completing his PhD in Cambridge in 2010, he has worked at the University