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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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