[WNYLUG-Users] Topic ideas for next meeting ?

Doug Robinson doug.robinson5 at gmail.com
Sun Feb 19 05:35:38 EST 2012


Well you could all submit the classic 'Hello World' program. I would need
some time to develop it in COBOL.
On Feb 19, 2012 12:37 AM, "Frank Pirrone" <fpirrone at verizon.net> wrote:

> On 2/18/12 11:38 PM, Steve Castelli wrote:
>
>> You were looking for topics for meetings.
>>
>> How about programming languages? Have people do a 15-20 minute
>> presentation about a programming language. Maybe five minutes explaining
>> why it is a great language, when you would want to use it, etc. and 15
>> minutes either writing bits of code on the fly or going over a short
>> sample program. Something that would fit on the screen (projector
>> screen) and be readable.
>>
>> I would love to be able see or hear a language name and see more than
>> just a black hole.
>>
>
> While were playing what-if, (listed for consideration), for historical
> import:
>
> C
> Forth
> BASIC
> Pascal
> COBOL
> Fortran
> add to this list
>
> for import on the Web:
>
> PHP
> add to this list
>
> more modern than most of the above:
>
> Perl
> Python
> Ruby
> Ajax
> Java
> Javascript
> add to this list
>
> and...with sufficient planning...each language is demonstrated with the
> same programming task.  This would really have to be spelled out in detail,
> and/or written in one of the (reference) languages (BASIC?) for the
> presenters to duplicate.
>
> This topic could potentially span a number of meetings, and involve a
> number of members.  Should appeal to those who are simply users, and IT
> professionals/programmers alike.
>
> Frank
>
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