Polyglot Programming (Sommersemester 2020)
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Robert Hirschfeld
- Weekly Hours: 4
- Credits: 6
- Enrolment Deadline: 06.04.2020-22.04.2020
- Teaching Form: Project / Seminar
- Enrolment Type: Compulsory Elective Module
- Course Language: German
Programs & Modules
- OSIS-Konzepte und Methoden
- OSIS-Techniken und Werkzeuge
- SAMT-Konzepte und Methoden
- SAMT-Techniken und Werkzeuge
Polyglot programming is the practice of writing code in multiple programming languages, which gives software engineers a much broader choice in terms of software libraries and frameworks they can use for building applications.
In this seminar, students will explore the domain of polyglot programming with focus on the programming experience. For this, they will build novel polyglot applications for different use cases using GraalVM, a high-performance polyglot virtual machine. There will be weekly individual student project meetings (held in German or English) as well as occasional meetings with all groups during the seminar slots (held in German or English) to exchange ideas and present results.
Students should be relatively familiar with at least two of the following programming languages or technologies:
- Fabio Niephaus, Tim Felgentreff, and Robert Hirschfeld. GraalSqueak: Toward a Smalltalk-based Tooling Platform for Polyglot Programming. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Managed Programming Languages and Runtimes (MPLR) 2019, co-located with the Conference on Object-oriented Programming, Systems, Languages, and Applications (OOPSLA), 12 pages, Athens, Greece, October 21, 2019, ACM DL.
- Fabio Niephaus, Tim Felgentreff, Tobias Pape, Robert Hirschfeld, and Marcel Taeumel. Live Multi-language Development and Runtime Environments. In Journal on The Art, Science, and Engineering of Programming, vol. 2, no. 3, art. 8, 30 pages, 2018.
- Fabio Niephaus, Eva Krebs, Christian Flach, Jens Lincke, and Robert Hirschfeld. PolyJuS: A Squeak/Smalltalk-based Polyglot Notebook System for the GraalVM. In Proceedings of the Programming Experience 2019 (PX/19) Workshop, companion volume to International Conference on the Art, Science, and Engineering of Programming (‹Programming›), co-located with the International Conference on the Art, Science, and Engineering of Programming (‹Programming›), 6 pages, Genova, Italy, April 1, 2019, ACM DL.
- Matthias Grimmer, Chris Seaton, Roland Schatz, Thomas Würthinger, Hanspeter Mössenböck. High-performance cross-language interoperability in a multi-language runtime. In Proceedings of the 11th Symposium on Dynamic Languages (DLS 2015). ACM, New York, NY, USA.
- Thomas Würthinger, Christian Wimmer, Andreas Wöß, Lukas Stadler, Gilles Duboscq, Christian Humer, Gregor Richards, Doug Simon, and Mario Wolczko. One VM to Rule Them All. In Proceedings of the 2013 ACM International Symposium on New Ideas, New Paradigms, and Reflections on Programming & Software (Onward! 2013). ACM, New York, NY, USA.
- Thomas Würthinger, Christian Wimmer, Christian Humer, Andreas Wöß, Lukas Stadler, Chris Seaton, Gilles Duboscq, Doug Simon, Matthias Grimmer. Practical partial evaluation for high-performance dynamic language runtimes. In Proceedings of the 38th ACM SIGPLAN Conference on Programming Language Design and Implementation (PLDI 2017). ACM, New York, NY, USA.
- GraalVM 1.0 Documentation, 2019. http://www.graalvm.org/docs/
Due to the current situation, the seminar will be held online until further notice. We plan to use Zoom for meetings as well as Email and Slack for all other communications. To avoid misuse, please make sure to use your real name in Zoom and Slack. Please contact Fabio Niephaus if you have any questions.
A link to the first Zoom meeting will be published on this website before Apr 23.
The grading will be based on:
- Participation in discussions (20%)
- Mid-term presentation (20%)
- Final presentation (20%)
- Project work and implementation (40%)
The schedule is preliminary and subject to change.
|23.04.2020 ||Introduction and project proposal presentations |
|30.04.2020 ||Project discussions and getting started |
|07.05.2020 ||Introduction to GraalVM and the Polyglot API |
|14.05.2020 ||Best practices for Polyglot Programming |
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|04.06.2020 ||Mid-term presentations |
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|23.07.2020 ||Final presentations |
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|07.08.2020 ||Final project submission |