22. Programming Languages: Why dig into them deeper?


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When developers get comfortable with the basics of a programming language, they often stop investing more time on it. But are there benefits to learning a language at a deeper level? Is there something to be gained by understanding the concepts behind programming languages?

We discuss these with Sidharth Kuruvila. Sidharth is currently a Tech Lead at Red Bubble and has worked as a developer for close to two decades across companies like Flipkart, VTiger and Applibase. He has had an abiding interest in programming languages and shares some of his insights in this episode.

Mentioned in this episode:

1. Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs - https://mitpress.mit.edu/sites/default/files/sicp/full-text/book/book.html

2. Java Flight Recorder - https://docs.oracle.com/en/java/java-components/jdk-mission-control/8/user-guide/using-jdk-flight-recorder.html

3. Scala MapValues - https://www.scala-lang.org/api/2.13.0/scala/collection/MapView$$MapValues.html

4. Scala "for comprehensions" - https://docs.scala-lang.org/tour/for-comprehensions.html

5. Pivot Table - https://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/how-to-create-pivot-table-tutorial-ht

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