Monthly Archives: February 2010

JSON told me the answer

Google Web Toolkit Applications by Ryan Dewsbury I picked this book up in Cambridge library, and it was a fantastic read. I keep coming across toolkits that translate languages into javascript in order to make it easy to write applications … Continue reading

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It’s not Pandora’s

I recently came across another set of tools for working with Clojure. Clojure Box is a distribution of Clojure 1.1.0 together with emacs and the slime library. You simply install Clojure box onto your system, and when you start it … Continue reading

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That’s not what you said last time

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Short and Sweet

Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction by Tim Gowers A very accessible introduction to some of the concepts of university mathematics with good discussions of abstraction, axioms, infinity and limits. One of the best discussions I’ve read on the problems of … Continue reading

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That’s very convoluted

Dr Euler’s Fabulous Formula: Cures Many Mathematical Ills by Paul J Nahin A great book that starts with complex numbers and Euler’s formula which relates some of the fundamental constants of mathematics, and then moves on to period functions and … Continue reading

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Say hello to FeeFee

At work I get to do some really interesting things with C# and .Net. One of the things I’ve done lately is some work on calculating extra data alongside generated code so that it can be stepped easily inside Visual … Continue reading

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There’s more than one way to do that

Clojure has a simple way of defining multi-methods. If you’ve seen multi-methods before in Common Lisp, these are a very simplified version, without the ability to call next-method, without any kind of topological sorting of applicable methods being used to … Continue reading

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