Monthly Archives: July 2010

Back to basics

There’s a good interview with Ralph Johnson and Joe Armstrong here on InfoQ where they discuss the state of OOP and how it has moved away from the initial emphasis on objects and messaging towards objects and classes. It raises … Continue reading

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Don’t believe everything you read

The Tiger That Isn’t: Seeing Through a World of Numbers by Michael Blastland and Andrew Dilnot A gentle but interesting read about interpreting statistics and metrics like those that are published in newspapers. This book uses lots of real-life examples … Continue reading

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I said stay calm

I should have given an alternative solution in the last blog post. This uses Switch so that the timer is only subscribed to once. Switch is rather neat int hat it takes a sequence of observables and propagates the value … Continue reading

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Calm – don’t react!

I’ve found the idea of lazy event streams fascinating ever since I came across the idea in the mid-80s when I started playing in Lazy Lispkit Lisp. There was some work at the Programming Research Group in Oxford to implement … Continue reading

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Er, mind your language

Erlang Programming by Francesco Cesarini and Simon Thompson Erlang has always sounded like an interesting language to learn. A functional language with an emphasis on concurrent processes and fault tolerance, which has been used in various bits of telecoms software … Continue reading

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