One interesting thing I noticed is that Eric's presentation is dated March 2012. Nothing special for you. But at least something that made me personally think. Exactly 12 years ago in March 2000 we both attended the first CampSmalltalk in San Diego where a bunch of Smalltalkers gathered to make the world a better place and have a great time. It was my first visit to the states and yes - we all had a great time.
At the Camp Eric had a few copies of the original Smalltalk issue of the BYTE magazine and I got the last one he had left. I was so happy about this historical trophy - it still has a special place in my library!
Eric is meanwhile working for Google as Engineering Manager for the new Dart Editor at Google. One of his slides in the Dart presentation is:
"Let us know if Dart is your new 2nd favorite language :)"
I have to admin I'm not sure what my 2nd favorite language is. There are many nice languages out there:
- Is it Groovy which is a nice scripting language for the JVM with Java, Lisp and Smalltalk roots and Smalltalk syntax on the wish list.
- Is it Java since I (have to) use it in daily work and is the most wide spread
- Is it SQL since (relational) data often survives code/programs?
- Is it C since stupid TIOBE ranking says it has now overtaken Java.
But I know what my first favorite language is and the programming future still has to be invented.