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Codemash 2016 – 7 Languages in 7 Hours

Rick HerrmannDay 1 of CodeMash 2016 I attended the full day workshop presented by Amber Conville (@crebma) called 7 Languages in 7 Hours.  The languages used were Ruby, Rust, Go, Elixir, Clojure, Haskell, and Scala.  I am familiar with Ruby but the other 6 were completely new to me.

To get a feel for solving a non-trivial problem with the languages we completed the Prime Factors Kata with each one.  Although you can’t go too deep into a language in 1 hour, I was able to get a sense of the syntax and make some initial observations.

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CodeMash 2016 Review: 7 Languages in 7 Hours

Duane OdumPresenter

Amber Conville

Sadly, I was unable to make it through all 7 as duty called on numerous occasions throughout the day, but I must say I experienced a wide range of emotions.  We utilized the Prime Factors Kata for each language rather than the simple Hello World or To Do applications which I found to be an interesting challenge as I was consistently Googling syntax-related issues.  The 3 languages I missed out on in the session were Go (seriously disappointed I missed this one), Scala and Elixir.  Quick summaries of the ones I did get to attend are listed below:

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