Which programming languages do we use at Electric Imp?
I last posted on this topic about 4 years ago. It’s time for an update.
Note that opinions expressed herein are mine, not Electric Imp’s.
Based on a quick look through our source repositories, it would appear that we have code in the following languages:
- bash – for various scripting tasks.
- C++ – for impOS and the agent runtime.
- Clojure – a one-off tool (runs as an AWS Lambda), because why not?
- Erlang – most of the “core” backend.
- Elixir – some of the “core” backend.
- Expect – scripting.
- Go – various microservices.
- Java – BlinkUp SDK for Android.
- Lua – nginx integration.
- Node.js – the API, some microservices.
- Objective-C – BlinkUp SDK for iOS.
- Perl – various scripts.
- Python – system tests, ops tools.
- RobotFramework – system tests.
- Ruby – we use chef, other ops tools.
- Squirrel – this is what customers use on our platform.
- Swift – BlinkUp SDK for iOS
- Tcl – we use Vera to enforce C++ conventions; it’s scripted using Tcl, and we have some custom scripts.
- TypeScript – internal tools.