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9 top languages and what their creators say

From Node.js to C++, creators of mainstay and upstart programming languages discuss the upside and future of their creations

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The creator's-eye view may not unlock a programming language's every secret, but talking with the author of a programming language can lend significant insights as to where you should place your programming bets.

We caught up with nine creators of programming languages both popular and rising to discuss the benefits, use cases, criticisms, and future direction of their wares.

  • Ryan Dahl, Node.js
  • Guido van Rossum, Python
  • Yukihiro Matsumoto, Ruby
  • Dmitry Jemerov, Kotlin
  • Martin Odersky, Scala
  • Bjarne Stroustrup, C++
  • Lars Bak, Dart
  • Stefan Karpinski, Julia
  • Rich Hickey, Clojure



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