For tech companies that handle large volumes information (pretty much all of them), there are a number of technologies and programming languages that will do the trick.
In the simplest of terms a programming language is a set of instructions that communicates with computers make them do stuff. What this “stuff” is varies greatly depending on what you want to accomplish, that’s why there’s hundreds of programming languages out there to choose from.
Locking a bunch of engineers in a room and telling them to come up with the single best solution to store, protect, and serve that data back to customers probably isn’t the best way to go about choosing a company-wide language.
SumAll has avoided bloodshed by taking advantage of our open culture, and formalizing a process by which a language’s pitfalls and merits can be disputed and measured against another’s without the loss of any limbs or eyes in the processs.
We interviewed SumAll engineer and data scientist Michael Hwang who describes the advantages of doing a “Language Showdown” and why your startup should think about hosting one. Continue reading “Why More Startups Should Host “Language Showdowns””