BBC joins Parrot Foundation advisory board
The BBC has joined the Parrot Foundation advisory board. Parrot is a virtual machine that began within the Perl community, but which has expanded its scope to be a general purpose virtual machine for many dynamic languages. Dirk-Willem van Gulik, Chief Technical Architect at the BBC, explaining the BBC's interest, said "Like most enterprises, the BBC uses many different dynamic programming languages and environments". He continued, "We're anticipating that well tested, high quality language-neutral virtual machines will play an important role in the future."