Dynamic Languages: The Right Tool for the Job


William Taysom



In the face of changing requirements needing rapid turnaround with the goal of providing rich, configurable, interactive systems, what's a developer to do? Use tools that are up to the task. Dynamic programming languages are fast moving to the heart of the tools you'll want in your chest. We'll talk about what makes dynamic languages so flexible and appealing. We'll examine three mature and widely used languages: Ruby, JavaScript, and Lua. How mature? They're all as old as Java. How widely used? If you touch up a photo, play a game, or visit a website, a dynamic language has been working nearby. Don't miss out on a faster, cheaper way to write software. Don't pass up the chance to get rich, lose weight, and improve your love life.