031 Bruce Tate

“Perfection is not acheaved when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away” –Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“Java is dead like Cobol, not like Elvis” — Bruce Tate

Bruce Tate the author of Seven Languages in Seven Weeks joins us to talk about the state of the art and where it is going. We spend a lot of time talking about programming languages, where they have come from, and where they are going. What is new and hot in language design and what we can do to keep ourselves sharp.


  • Zach Kessin ()
  • Bryan Hunter (
  • Bruce Tate ()
  • Fred Hebert ()
Suduku Solver in Prolog
sudoku(Puzzle, Solution) :- Solution = Puzzle, Puzzle = [S11, S12, S13, S14, S21, S22, S23, S24, S31, S32, S33, S34, S41, S42, S43, S44], fd_domain(Solution, 1, 4), Row1 = [S11, S12, S13, S14], Row2 = [S21, S22, S23, S24], Row3 = [S31, S32, S33, S34], Row4 = [S41, S42, S43, S44], Col1 = [S11, S21, S31, S41], Col2 = [S12, S22, S32, S42], Col3 = [S13, S23, S33, S43], Col4 = [S14, S24, S34, S44], Square1 = [S11, S12, S21, S22], Square2 = [S13, S14, S23, S24], Square3 = [S31, S32, S41, S42], Square4 = [S33, S34, S43, S44], valid([Row1, Row2, Row3, Row4, Col1, Col2, Col3, Col4, Square1, Square2, Square3, Square4]). valid([]). valid([Head | Tail]) :- fd_all_different(Head), valid(Tail).

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