John Ousterhout Tapped as a Featured Speaker for Tcl New & Proven User Conference
Sep 10, 2013 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) --
The Tcl/Tk User Association, which uses the Tool Command Language (Tcl), on September 5 confirmed that John Ousterhout will be a Featured Speaker at the Tcl New & Proven User Conference in New Orleans, La., from Sept 23-27.
According to a release, Ousterhout is the original developer of the Tcl/Tk programming language, a combination of the Tool Command Language and the Tk graphical user interface toolkit (Tk). His presentation will focus on the evolution of Tcl/Tk from the original language created at the University of California Berkeley to the modern and easy-to-learn dynamic programming language that seamlessly powers today's applications. He described this programming language in the book Tcl and the Tk ToolKit (2nd Edition).
"John started a revolution born out of frustration," says Clif Flynt, President, Tcl Community Association and author of Tcl/Tk: A Developer's Guide. "Before Tcl, programmers devised their own languages that were intended to be embedded into applications. John created a language that can be immediately embedded into a program to support customization as well as being a standalone interpreter for rapid application development."
The association noted that the Tcl New & Proven user conference will feature several Tcl experts including Jeff Hobbs, Chief Technical Officer at ActiveState, Gerald Lester, creator of Tcl Web Services and keynote speaker Karl Lehenbauer of FlightAware.com. Programmers attending the conference will learn the best practices for using Tcl's new object-oriented commands and widgets as well as seeing new applications and techniques in the fields ranging from business applications to health, aerospace and beyond.
"The Tcl New & Proven User Conference will be focusing on innovation throughout the years," says Flynt. "We are very pleased to have the original developer who helped create the Tcl we know today at our 20th conference."
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