I'm also surprised not to see anything about the sql/nosql end of the equation. Integral to a lot of apps and tools . . . at least from a web perspective (and probably from others too).
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On Mar 25, 2014, at 7:39 AM, Ian Ibbotson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Going in the other direction from cobol and fortran -Fair warning - Putting
> on java evangelist hat- :) I wonder if it might be worth suggesting to the
> authors that they change java into "JVM Languages" and cover off Java,
> Scala, Groovy,...(others). We've had lots of success in the GoKB(
> http://gokb.org/) and KB+(https://www.jisc-collections.ac.uk/News/kbplus/)
> Knowledge Base projects using groovy on grails - Essentially all the
> pre-built libraries and enterprise gubbins of Java, but with a more
> ruby-esq idiom making it much more readable / less verbose / more
> expressive, and integrating nicely with all that existing enterprise
> infrastructure to boot.
> use of Domain Specific Languages are becoming more and more widespread
> under JVMs, and this seems (To me) an area where there is some real
> advantage to having practitioners with real coding skills - Maybe not the
> hardcore systems development stuff but certainly ability to tune and
> configure software. Expressing things like business rules in DSLs (EG How
> to choose a supplier for an item, or how to deduplicate a title) gives
> librarians an opportunity to tune the behaviour of systems dynamically
> without system level changes.
> Owen (Who's always lurking around here somewhere) wears a (technical)
> librarians hat and often dives into KB+ and GoKB code base to give me an
> idea of whats going wrong along with bug reports, sometimes with a fix
> attached. I think this kind of collaboration, where systems librarians /
> end user representatives are able to review and comment on code is
> incredibly powerful and it's certainly served us well in our library
> Just a thought :)
> Ian Ibbotson
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> On 25 March 2014 12:22, Miles Fidelman <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Visual Basic is still going strong.
>> Conspicuous by their absence: COBOL and Fortran - also still going strong.
>> Miles Fidelman
>> Roy Tennant wrote:
>>> Basic? Seriously? I mean, the very first language I learned, in the early
>>> 1980s, was BASIC. But come on. If you can find a person to write the
>>> chapter I want to take them out behind the barn and, well, do them some
>>> serious damage. Interpret that however you wish.
>>> On Mon, Mar 24, 2014 at 8:08 PM, Ashley Blewer <[log in to unmask]>
>>> Hi all,
>>>> Passing this along because it seems relevant to the interests of many on
>>>> this list!
>>>> See ya tomorrow or on the internet,
>>>> - Ashley
>>>> This is a call for book chapters for A Librarian’s Introduction to
>>>> Programming Languages to be published by ALA/ Neal-Schuman Publishing.
>>>> This book will look at a variety of programming languages with the intent
>>>> to familiarize readers with the reasons for using each language. The book
>>>> will cover practical, real world examples to illustrate how a specific
>>>> language can be used to enhance library services and resources.
>>>> The target audience includes current practitioners, administrators,
>>>> educators, and students.
>>>> Some potential topics to be included in the book are below.
>>>> ● Basic
>>>> ● C#
>>>> ● Java
>>>> ● Perl
>>>> ● Python
>>>> ● Ruby
>>>> We are also interested in other topics. For more information email the
>>>> Ron Brown [log in to unmask] and Beth Thomsett-Scott
>>>> [log in to unmask]
>>>> Apologies for cross posting.
>>>> Please feel free to share this announcement with other listservs and
>>>> interested parties.
>>>> Ashley Blewer
>>>> Fox Movietone Collection Project Cataloging Manager
>>>> Moving Image Research Collections
>>>> University of South Carolina
>> In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice.
>> In practice, there is. .... Yogi Berra