Evil Tom Stuart
Full-stack web developer. BDD enthusiast, Object-oriented design obsessive, OSS contributor, Gem author, Vim user, Frequent LRUG and conference speaker, experienced trainer & mentor, occasional devops tinkerer.
Smalltalk, Lisp, Bash: Three Interesting Languages
In this talk, we take a brief tour of three languages which influenced the design of Ruby. We'll see how each of them has an extremely minimal specification, requiring the programmer to grasp only one or two concepts to understand the whole language. We'll see how this same characteristic allows us to implement our own control flow structures, and …