Alvaro Videla works as Developer Advocate for Microsoft Azure. A former RabbitMQ core-dev, before moving to Europe he used to work in Shanghai where he helped building one of Germany biggest dating websites. He co-authored the book "RabbitMQ in Action" for Manning Publishing. Some of his open source projects can be found here: http://github.com/videlalvaro. Apart from code related stuff he likes traveling with his wife, listening/playing music and reading books. You can find him on Twitter as @old_sound.
Since the early '50s we started talking about code as language. What does this metaphor implies? What are the similarities of programming languages with natural languages, and what are the differences between them? Do programming languages have the same cognitive influence in us, at the same level that natural languages are said to have?
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