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Turing100 Lecture: Butler Lampson – Systems, Security, Verification and more – Nov 24

In 1992, Butler Lampson received the Turing award in for his contributions to the development of distributed, personal computing environments and the technology for their implementation: workstations, networks, operating systems, programming systems, displays, security and document publishing. On Saturday, 24th November, Neeran Karnik, Senior Architect at BMC Software, will give a talk about Butler Lampson’s […]

Panel Discussion: Should all Programmers Learn Functional Programming – Oct 6

Should all Programmers Learn Functional Programming? The pros and cons of this question that will be tackled in a panel discussion this Saturday. This panel discussion is a part of the Turing Awards lecture series that happens at Persistent’s Dewang Mehta Auditorium at 2pm on the first Saturday of every month this year. The panel […]

Turing100 Lecture: Robin Milner and Polymorphic Type Inference in Programming Langauges – Oct 6

Robin Milner received the Turing award in 1991 for three major contributions to computer science: In the area of automated theorem proving – He developed LCF, the first theoretically sound yet practical tool for machine assisted proof construction In the area of programming language design – He developed ML, the first language to use polymorphic […]

GeekNight with Ola Bini – Core Developer of JRuby – 25 May

ThoughtWorks Pune invites all developers to their latest GeekNight tomorrow at 6:30pm. GeekNight is a series of a talks about cutting edge technology, where you also get to meet like-minded geeks. This GeekNight features a talk “JRuby for the win” by JRuby Core Developer Ola Bini. JRuby is an implementation of Ruby for the JVM. […]

Pune Rails Drinkup: Ruby-on-Rails tech talks over (free) drinks

The Pune Rails Meetup Group invites all enthusiasts of Ruby-on-Rails for their second “Drink Up” event. Gautam Rege writes: This time we have a technical drink-up. We shall have 1 or 2 technical sessions followed by networking. Thanks to IntelleCap for sponsoring this meetup entirely! Venue: Boat Club Agenda: We have 2 technical talks of […]

Why Ruby is cool – take 2

Image via Wikipedia Earlier today, we had an article by Nick Adams on why you need to learn Ruby and Ruby-on-Rails. That post attracted a detailed comment by¬† Ravindra Jaju which elaborated on some of the themes touched upon in the original article. Since it brings out nicely the power of Ruby, we decided to […]

Why you need to learn Ruby and Rails

Image via Wikipedia With increasing visibility for the Ruby programming language, and the passion that people show for Ruby-on-Rails for web development, we felt that we would like to delve a little into what makes Ruby so cool and Rails so hot. Especially, in light of the fact that Ruby Fun Day is happening in […]

Pune’s Satish Talim wins “Ruby’s Top Teacher in 2008″ award

Satish Talim, whose RubyLearning onine classes have enrolment of more than 5000 students from over 100 countries, has been named the “Top Ruby Teacher in 2008” by RubyInside (the #1 Ruby news site in the world). An excerpt from the article: How (and when) did you find your way into Ruby? After being with Java […]

Why Python is better than Java for Object-Oriented Design

Dhananjay Nene recently switched over to Python and has discovered that he is much happier writing programs in Python. We covered his first article in the series, and the end of that post gives an idea of why we think you should listen to him, and also subscribe to his blog. In the next article […]

Why Python is better than Java?

Dhananjay Nene recently switched over to Python and has discovered that he is much happier writing programs in Python. He has a detailed post over at this blog on the reasons: I think the most dominant impression from the last few months is that python does make programming feel a lot more easier and often […]