Presenter: Rob WestgeestWillem van den Ende

Objective(s) of the session:

"PHP, Ruby, Python, Smalltalk, Java, C#, who cares!? It's all the same!"... Well now, is that true? We disagree. We have learned quite a few new ideas using different languages in the past 10 years. But then again we might be just fortunate. A lot of developers might be stuck in one language for years and years. So if you are stuck, this is your 2 hours intensive workshop to get you out of your comfort zone. If you are lucky to work in different languages, this is your 2 hours of fun, playing around. For both of you, this is your 2 hour hands on learning and exchanging ideas experience.


In this workshop, we will explore how you typically solve problems in different languages and how it can inspire you to do things differently in your current working environment. We will do this in a real XP Day workshop fashion: we invite experts in programming to learn from each other's habits, language tricks, and skills, without getting into language wars. The objective is to inspire and be inspired by other people's ways of doing stuff.

Format and length: Workshop - 2 hours

Intended audience and prerequisites:

Programmers; laptops