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The Algorithms Still Count

Posted by Shawn Wallace  on  Jul 13, 2012 2 Posted by Shawn Wallace Follow 0 Followers  on  Jul 13, 2012 2

Shawn Wallace takes a look at several problems explaining how to evaluate possible solutions and to compare with each other.


Why APL Is Still Cool

Posted by Joel Hough  on  Jun 05, 2012 Posted by Joel Hough Follow 0 Followers , Morten Kromberg Follow 0 Followers  on  Jun 05, 2012

Joel Hough and Morten Kromberg present some of the features that make APL interesting, along with a demo showing what it means to program in APL.


Why Prismatic Goes Faster With Clojure

Posted by Bradford Cross  on  May 29, 2012 Posted by Bradford Cross Follow 0 Followers  on  May 29, 2012

Bradford Cross recommends creating custom libraries containing composable abstractions instead of monolithic frameworks, exemplifying with Flop, Store, Graph, and Newsfeeds, all written in Clojure.


Classifiers: A Simple Framework for Accelerating Application Development

Posted by David Raal  on  May 29, 2012 1 Posted by David Raal Follow 0 Followers  on  May 29, 2012 1

David Raal discusses Classifiers, a framework for dealing with classifiers and schemes, covering: what classifiers are, usage, design basics, integrating them into applications, pitfalls and issues.


Have Your Cake and Eat It Too: Meta-Programming Techniques for Java

Posted by Howard Lewis Ship  on  Feb 10, 2012 2 Posted by Howard Lewis Ship Follow 0 Followers  on  Feb 10, 2012 2

Howard Lewis Ship discusses how to add extend class functionality at runtime via meta-programming for Java using Tapestry Plastic.


Cool Code

Posted by Kevlin Henney  on  Feb 09, 2012 2 Posted by Kevlin Henney Follow 5 Followers  on  Feb 09, 2012 2

Kevlin Henney examines code samples to see what can be learned from them starting from the premise that one won’t write great code unless he knows how to read it.


Beauty Is in the Eye of the Beholder

Posted by Alex Papadimoulis  on  Feb 06, 2012 2 Posted by Alex Papadimoulis Follow 0 Followers  on  Feb 06, 2012 2

Alex Papadimoulis discusses ugly code, where it comes from, how to avoid it, and how to get rid of it.


Event-Driven Programming in Clojure

Posted by Zach Tellman  on  Jan 26, 2012 4 Posted by Zach Tellman Follow 0 Followers  on  Jan 26, 2012 4

Zach Tellman explains how to deal with asynchronous programming difficulties in Clojure using an event-driven data structure.


Parser Combinators: How to Parse (nearly) Anything

Posted by Nate Young  on  Jan 23, 2012 1 Posted by Nate Young Follow 0 Followers  on  Jan 23, 2012 1

Nate Young presents parser combinators, what they are useful for and how to make use of them, demoing how to write one.


Functional Thinking

Posted by Neal Ford  on  Jan 13, 2012 13 Posted by Neal Ford Follow 2 Followers  on  Jan 13, 2012 13

Neal Ford emphasizes the fact that functional programming uses a different way of solving a problem, thinking about the results rather than the steps to make.


Distributed STM - A New Programming Model for the Cloud

Posted by Cyprien Noel  on  Nov 21, 2011 1 Posted by Cyprien Noel Follow 0 Followers  on  Nov 21, 2011 1

Cyprien Noel discusses distributed transactional memories along with ObjectFabric, a Java server based on eXtensible Software Transactional Memory, an OS library for concurrent and distributed apps.


Clojure: Towards The Essence Of Programming

Posted by Howard Lewis Ship  on  Aug 22, 2011 8 Posted by Howard Lewis Ship Follow 0 Followers  on  Aug 22, 2011 8

Howard Lewis Ship talks about Clojure, a language more concise, testable, and readable than Java, letting the developer to focus on his work rather than a verbose syntax.

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