Monthly Archives: June 2010

One step at a time

There’s a very interesting timeline of monad tutorials here. Of all the tutorials, I thought the original monads tutorial by Phil Wadler was great, particularly when read together with Noel Winstanley’s “What the hell are Monads?” and there’s also a … Continue reading

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You’re talking about my generation

I got to spent today at Code Generation 2010 where I attended a number of really interesting talks. The first talk covered the Spoofax language workbench. The speaker covered how languages are defined using a set of context free rules … Continue reading

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That’s very general

Java Generics and Collections by M Naftalin and P Wadler This is very much a book of two halves. The first part of the book is a tutorial on Java Generics, and includes coverage of wild cards, subtyping, bounds, reification … Continue reading

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I’m not bothered!

Nonplussed! Mathematical Proof of Implausible Ideas by Julian Havil This book covers a number of interesting mathematical puzzles, giving comprehensive solutions and great discussions. The puzzles include Conway’s Chequerboard Army, the UpHill Roller and several pursuit puzzles. A very interesting … Continue reading

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