Cole Clark
Cole Clark

Cole Clark is a full stack software engineer for IBM Research located in Yorktown Heights, NY. During his three years at IBM, Cole has been a part of the Apps@Research team that focuses on developing applications for use within IBM Research. As a full stack engineer, Cole has worked on many components of these applications, but has primarily focused on backend development and DevOps.

Cole holds a Master of Science in Computer Science from Northeastern University and a Bachelors in Management Information Systems from the University of Delaware.

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Are You a Polyglot? Creating the Same API in Three languages: GoLang, Python, and JavaScript

As software developers, we typically use the tools we feel most comfortable with, but when it comes to backend APIs, there's a ton of languages, libraries, and tools to choose from. It's important to be able to identify the benefits of each language to determine what is best for our use case.

In this talk, we’ll compare the advantages and disadvantages to creating an API in three popular languages along with their runtime environments: GoLang, Python (using Flask) and JavaScript (using Node.js).