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Functional Programming (in #scala) for the rest of us. Whoever tries to learn Scala immediately encounters talk about Functional Programming.

Functional Programming (in #scala) for the rest of us

The first step is having functions as first-class citizens. This opens up new ways of programming, and the Scala collection library if far superior to Java's because of it. The end of programming as you know it. Ruling my expectations with Junit. For once no Clojure, nor Scala in this post.There is no whining in saying that as a java developer by day, I too rarely have the opportunity to learn or teach something, because of the attitude of diletante people more concerned by "making a career" than committing into their developer's job.

Ruling my expectations with Junit

But last friday a nice thing happened. I went lucky playing with Junit rules. Let us settle the environment. I am working on the worst project I have ever been working on. Debasish Ghosh's answer to How can a programmer (who is not a professional mathematician) get a good intuitive understanding of category theory concepts. Lean Machine Square » Le lean est une bulle ? Blog : From Pi to Puzzles. September 15, 2011 — Elizabeth Shack, Technical Communication and Strategy Neil Bickford calculated the first 458 million terms for the continued fraction of pi, breaking the previous record of 180 million.

Blog : From Pi to Puzzles

He used Mathematica to develop his code and verify his results—which he posted shortly after he turned 13. Neil Bickford meets Stephen Wolfram at Gathering 4 Gardner 9. Bickford, who broke the record last fall, said creating the early version of the pi continued-fraction generator was “the best thing I’ve ever used Mathematica for.” On his blog Random (Blog), he wrote about the history of calculations of pi and described his computation. Front Page. Learn You a Haskell for Great Good!

10 Productivity Enhancing CSS and CSS3 Tools and Generators. CSS tools can save a lot of a time and frustration when working on a layout, as they can automatically generate some of the tedious code for you, and help you improve your productivity.

10 Productivity Enhancing CSS and CSS3 Tools and Generators

With the advent of CSS3, there are also now some CSS3 tools and also some CSS3 generators that can create gradients for you, as well as provide WYSIWYG visuals. Most of us are visual learners, and even though hand coding is preferred for work, it helps to be able to see and learn what various CSS properties do. In this post, you’ll find 10 productivity enhancing CSS tools and generators, as well as some CSS3 tools as well. If you’re new to this field, you might like to see these web development resources: Enjoy! Real World Haskell. One Day, We Will All Be Programmers. I probably spend more time than I should thinking about the economy.

One Day, We Will All Be Programmers

When I do, I often think about what it is most residents of the West do for a living, which I like to call the “economic profile” of the West. (Others call this employment by sector.) I think about how that profile has changed in the last hundred or so years, and about how it might change in my lifetime. The first revolution of automation, the industrial revolution, had a significant impact on the West’s economic profile.

Societies of agricultural workers transformed into societies of manufacturing laborers. Revealing the Scala magician’s code: method vs function « Kent Tong's personal thoughts on information technology. Why I love Lisp. This post was extracted from a small talk I gave at Simplificator, where I work, titled “Why I love Smalltalk and Lisp”.

Why I love Lisp

There’s another post titled “Why I love Smalltalk” published before this one. Desert by Guilherme Jófili Lisp is an old language. Jenkins-Le-guide-complet/jenkins-the-definitive-guide-book at master - GitHub. -= Perlis Languages =- Perlis Languages this is another entry in a series on programmer enrichment A language that doesn’t affect the way you think about programming is not worth knowing. — Alan Perlis inspired by a LtU thread and the great post Programming Achievements: How to Level Up as a Developer by Jason Rudolph1. most code samples from Rosetta Code.

-= Perlis Languages =-

The philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche believed that all interactions and interpretations of the external world occurred through the lens of individual perspective. Scala Actors are Just Code - No Magic. Dear Junior First time I tried out actors in Scala I though: "OK, there is a fair amount of magic going on here".

Scala Actors are Just Code - No Magic

I have later realised that there is actually no magic at all involved, but I would like to share with you my misconception and how it cleared out. I am talking about syntax like vlad ! How to fix your project collaboration model? « bertrand’s brain grep. I’ve been studying the collaboration processes of the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) for a while [1], by observing and practicing the successful collaboration model that we use in ASF projects.

How to fix your project collaboration model? « bertrand’s brain grep

Taking the opposite angle, I’ve been reflecting lately on how to fix a broken collaboration model. How do you help teams move from an “I have no idea what my colleagues are doing, and I get way too much email” model to the efficient self-service information flow that we see in ASF and other open source projects? As I see it, the success of the Apache collaboration model is based on six guiding principles: If it didn’t happen on the dev list, it didn’t happen.Code speaks louder than words.Whatever you’re working on, it must be backed by an issue in the tracker.If your file is not in subversion it doesn’t exist.Every important piece of information has a permanent URL.Email is where information goes to die.

Binary "when necessary" type hinting with Salat. Salat-core:master:0.0.8-SNAPSHOT> test:console [info] Starting scala interpreter...

Binary "when necessary" type hinting with Salat

[info] Welcome to Scala version 2.8.1.final (Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM, Java 1.6.0_26). Type in expressions to have them evaluated. Type :help for more information. Open Source: the Meritocracy vs the Circle of Trust. There has been this idea running around the back of my head for a while, and it's only now that it is starting to crystalize into something that I can express. When we look at Open Source projects, we see that there is a hierarchy of involvement. There are different levels at which you can be involved, and at each higher level, there will be less and less individuals. The future of CSS layouts. Net magazine is the number one choice for the professional web designer and developer. It’s here that you find out about the latest new web trends, technologies and techniques – all in one handy package. Each issue boasts a wealth of expert tips and advice, including in-depth features and over 30 pages of advanced front- and backend tutorials on subjects as diverse as CSS, HTML, JavaScript, WordPress, PHP, and plenty more. net compiles the hottest new sites from around the web, and being the voice of web design, our mission is to source the best articles written by the best people in the industry and feature interviews and opinions crammed with inspiration and creative advice.

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