Get Past the Syntax, the Real Scare's in the Semantics

We often hear programmers complain about the syntax, especially when learning a new language. It turns out that, while syntax plays a role in our ability to learn and use languages, the real force we have to deal with is in the semantics. Once we get past the syntax, the semantics is where the real power and the real scare is. Curious to learn more?

Venkat Subramaniam 

Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., and an instructional professor at the University of Houston.

He has trained and mentored thousands of software developers in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia, and is a regularly-invited speaker at several international conferences. Venkat helps his clients effectively apply and succeed with agile practices on their software projects.

Venkat is a (co)author of multiple books, including the 2007 Jolt Productivity award winning book Practices of an Agile Developer. His latest book is Functional Programming in Java: Harnessing the Power of Java 8 Lambda Expressions. You can reach him on twitter at @venkat_s.