Episode 4 - Systems Programing Languages and Packaging
December 17, 2015
Where we discuss the relative merits of Perl, Python, Ruby, and Go. We also touch upon Rust and Swift. There are also discussions about code hygiene, notably in the preferred indentation: Jarod is a 2-space man, Jack prefers 4, and Breandan sits firmly in the tab-as-indent camp. There are mentions of Rust, Swift, Scala, Akka and the pitfalls of Java and the JVM. Finally, we discuss how to package languages and libraries for use on platforms we deploy software to - with a bonus conversation about Docker as a packaging format, relative done-ness and using it in production.