C# Compiler and Language Design at Microsoft with Jared Parsons

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Language and compiler design are fundamental aspects of computer science. High-level languages are how most developers interact with computers, so it’s hard to overstate the significance of compiler engineering or the aesthetics of language syntax.

C# is a general-purpose high-level language that was created by Anders Hejlsberg at Microsoft in 2000, and was open-sourced in 2014.

Jared Parsons is the Principal Developer Lead on the C# Language Team at Microsoft, where he’s worked for 20 years. He joins the show to talk about how the C# compiler is developed, the compiler as an API, language creation as an art, the experience of open-sourcing C#,  and much more.

Sean’s been an academic, startup founder, and Googler. He has published works covering a wide range of topics from information visualization to quantum computing. Currently, Sean is Head of Marketing and Developer Relations at Skyflow and host of the podcast Partially Redacted, a podcast about privacy and security engineering. You can connect with Sean on Twitter @seanfalconer .

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