Wednesday, April 08, 2009

A Tribute To Twitter's Programming Language Choice

In honor of Twitter switching from Ruby to Scala Jay McCarthy through together this tribute.

In honor of Twitter ditching Ruby, here's a quick demo of Twitter with PLT (pronounced Pwitter)

tar xzvf 200904061550-pltwitter.tar.gz
cd pltwitter
mzscheme -t

I've tried to be very simple and streamlined, so it doesn't do following or authentication. But it demos good uses of dispatch and templates.

While mostly tongue-in-cheek, this does serve to highlight some basic functionality of the PLT web server. And as a way to highlight Twitter's decision, I love it - fun stuff!

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