“In this episode, Richard Minerich tells why the language developers use can have a huge impact on their productivity. New high level languages, like F# (one of Richard’s favourite languages), free engineers from much of the traditional drudgery leading to faster development cycles and better quality.”
I recently had the pleasure of being a guest on Michael Surkan’s Software Engineering Productivity podcast. The topic: why language choice matters in software engineering. Michael contacted me to join him on his show after many pages of heated debate on a topic I started in his Linked-in group of the same name. It seems many still feel that language choice has little impact as long as it meets the basic project requirements. I disagree.
Listening to it afterward, I think I did quite a good job of getting most of the many ‘whys’ across. Not bad for 20 minutes.