Monthly Archives: March 2008

Testing … testing…1…2…3

A couple of weeks ago I attended the latest BCS SPA cambridge talk which was by Simon Peyton Jones  on type driven testing in Haskell. This was a great talk and it was recorded.   Most of the audience hadn’t programmed … Continue reading

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You’re nothing like the prototype

I’ve just been doing a little more reading about javascript. The language has always impressed me with its simplicity, the rather neat way that everything is explained using properties on a object together with a prototype pointer that points to … Continue reading

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That argument is not complete!

I’ve just finished reading Godel’s Theorem: An Incomplete Guide to Its Use and Abuse by Torkel Franzen.   This was a really good read and at less than two hundred pages it isn’t too long. However, some of the points that … Continue reading

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It’s a generational thing

Mark Dalgarno has recently published details about this year’s Code Generation conference, CG2008, which will be held here in Cambridge. I attended last year’s conference and it was fantastic. Mark recorded a couple of audios of two of the sessions … Continue reading

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It’s a bit like lego

I’ve just finished reading Component Software: Beyond Object-Oriented Programming  by Clemens Szyperski.   I read this book for the first time many years ago after a recommendation from my then-manager. It is a great discussion of component technology, going from … Continue reading

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It won’t twist that way!

Poincare’s Prize: The Hundred-year Quest to Solve One of Math’s Greatest Puzzles by George Szpiro   This was a great read, covering the people involved over the last hundred years in the quest for a proof of the Poincare conjecture. The … Continue reading

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