Thorsten Ball joined the show to talk about creating a programming language, writing an interpreter, why he wrote the book “Writing An Interpreter in Go”, how writing a language/interpreter will help you better understand other programming languages, building a computer from Nand to Tetris, and his thoughts on imposter syndrome.
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- Thorsten Ball – Twitter, GitHub, Website
- Erik St. Martin – Twitter, GitHub
- Carlisia Pinto – Twitter, GitHub
- Brian Ketelsen – Twitter, GitHub
Notes and Links
- Writing An Interpreter In Go – In this book we will create a programming language together. We’ll start with 0 lines of code and end up with a fully working interpreter for the Monkey* programming language. Step by step. From tokens to output. All code shown and included. Fully tested.
- The Elements of Computing Systems: Building a Modern Computer from First Principles
- From NAND to Tetris
- Go Advent 2016 blog series
- Damian Gryski is now a /r/golang moderator
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- From Coursera — Build a Modern Computer from First Principles: From Nand to Tetris (Project-Centered Course)