It can sometimes be difficult to switch gears between software languages. It can be even more difficult to find help during the process. Andrew Eddie recently found this while making a cold shift from PHP to Node and in this talk will share some of his journey towards becoming productive and proficient again. He'll look at the basic syntax differences, how to cope with scoping differences in an asynchronous environment, how to adjust object-oriented architectural patterns (like "where did my namespaces go?"), and tool equivalents for application building, testing and documentation.
This talk is suited for any competency level as well as anyone generally interested in polyglotism.
Andrew Eddie is a software engineer based in Brisbane and works for eBay. He's a veteran Open Source contributor, best known best his previous work on the Joomla Content Management System.