Monthly Archives: April 2010

What material is that made from?

Mark and I have been preparing some material on Clojure, ready for a presentation in May. It’s in a very early state, but I’ve got together the material I prepared for our first run through which happened last night and … Continue reading

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Procrastination is (in fact) the thief of space

In conversation the other day someone mentioned that in Haskell, a pure functional language, it is possible to write a doubly linked list. I remember finding it hard to believe the first time I heard this, so I guess the … Continue reading

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Down, down, deeper and down.

There are some interesting blog posts on the blog of Cliff Click of Azul Systems. This company is producing a hardware assisted version of the JVM There is a good summary of their recent work here, including some more information … Continue reading

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Don’t get into a fight with him

Duelling Idiots and Other Probability Puzzlers by Paul J. Nahin An interesting collection of 21 probability questions with solutions and computer simulation code written for MathLab. An enjoyable read with the author emphasising that not all problems have a nice … Continue reading

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Pack your bags 2

Before posting about Leiningen I ought to have mentioned two other useful things that it does. First, it supports a new command which sets up a project structure. C:UsersCliveDesktoplein>lein.bat new test2Created new project in: test2 C:UsersCliveDesktopleintest2>dirVolume in drive C is … Continue reading

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Watch these

I’ve recently been watching some online Clojure videos. Craig Andera has a great sequence of videos on concurrency support in Clojure here.There’s a great talk introducing monads here and a great sequence of topic based videos here.

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Pack your bags

It’s all very well having your Clojure application compiled into a series of class files, but sometimes you just want something that’s easy to deploy. Ideally a single jar file with everything ready to go. There’s a tool called Leiningen … Continue reading

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