Monday, August 8, 2011

Towards the Grand Unification

Today's programming world is quite different from 20 years ago, when C/C++ was still the dominant language(s), and we just need to learn one language(s) to do all our work. Today, there are 3 major paradigms of applications: the oldest command line apps, the desktop GUI apps and the latest web apps. The last one is quite different from the other two as it utilizes many DSLs (domain specific languages). These DSLs made us more expressive, but also gave us all the headaches of a multi-lingual speaker. Isn't it great if we just need to speak one "universal language"?