Time and Location
Open Discussion: Why so many languages?
This month we are going to try something a bit differet. The meeting will be an open discussion on why we have so many programming languages. The Tiobe Language Index (https://www.tiobe.com/tiobe-index/) currently shows the top 100 programming languages, and this clearly isn’t a comprehensive list. In recent years the number of languages has also started increasing again with a newer generation of languages such as: Go, Kotlin, and Carbon.
What are the benefits and costs of so many languages? Do we really need new languages or should we extend the existing languages (which is also happening)? What do you tell a new developer coming into the field? As a seasoned developer when should you look at learning a new language?
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