In this episode of the Full Stack Journey, I discuss Ballerina, a “cloud-native programming language” introduced by WSO2. My guest is Anjana Fernando, who has been involved in Ballerina since its inception.
Anjana and I discuss topics including:
- What is Ballerina?
- Why did WSO2 introduce a new programming language like Ballerina? What were/are the forces driving the need for a new language?
- The use cases that Ballerina addresses
- Why not use an existing language (Java, Golang, etc.) to address these use cases?
- Resources to help folks start using Ballerina
Check the Show Links below for links to resources discussed in the podcast. Happy learning!
Ballerina By Example (commented examples designed to teach the Ballerina language incrementally)
Ballerina by Guide (long-form examples of using Ballerina for specific types of integrations)
Lafernando – Anjana Fernando’s blog