Chris McAvoy will be rounding up the big four dynamic languages in a rootin'-tootin' look at what's what in the world of Perl, PHP, Python and Ruby. Is PHP just for script-slinging marketdroids? Do Python's whitespace rules really suck as much as you'd think? Is Ruby more than Rails? And what's up with Perl 6 anyway?
Chris promises to make this a no-BS, no-bashing, honest look at the strengths and weaknesses of each of these languages. Come with an open mind and we'll explore the limitless frontiers of awesome programming.
There will be a drawing at the meeting for books provided by O'Reilly & Associates.
For comments or questions, contact Andy Lester (firstname.lastname@example.org) or leave a note on the suburb meeting's wiki page.Chris will also be making the presention in the city this month at Performics on Feb 20, 2007. See the city meeting's wiki page for more info on RSVPing.
Chris is a programmer working for Performics. He's also an anti-language-zealot. He hates debating why some awesome language is better than some other awesome language. He'd rather spend his time doing fun things. His website is at http://lonelylion.com/.
IIT Rice Campus Room 103 201 East Loop Road Wheaton, IL 60187-8489Directions to IIT - Rice Campus in Wheaton
From the North or South: From I-355 (North-South Tollway), exit westbound at Rt.56/Butterfield Road and proceed west 3 1/2 miles on Butterfield Road to East Loop Road. Turn right onto East Loop Road (Phillip's 66 Gas Station on the corner); the campus will be on your right about a block north of Butterfield Road, behind Cozymel's. Park in the Student parking lot behind the building. Room 103 is the first room inside the north entrance.
From the I-294 (Tri-State Tollway), take the I-88 (East-West Tollway) westbound and follow directions "From the East or West" below.
From the East or West: From I-88 (East-West Tollway), take the Naperville Road exit. At the traffic light, turn left onto Naperville Road and continue north for 1\275 miles to Rt. 56/Butterfield Road. Turn right onto Rt. 56/Butterfield Road and proceed 1/4 mile to the first traffic light (East Loop Road). Turn left on to East Loop Road, ( Phillip's 66 Gas station on the corner); the campus will be on your right about a block north of Butterfield Road, behind Cozymel's. Park in the Student parking lot behind the building.Room 103 is the first room inside the north entrance.
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