Monthly Archives: April 2011

It certainly brings out the artist in you

Hackers and Painters: Big ideas from the computer age by Paul Graham This was another book that I just happened to pick up in Cambridge Public Library. I’d obviously heard of Paul Graham in my Lisp programming past. His Viaweb … Continue reading

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Check

There’s a great new series on Channel9 where Eric Meier interviews various developers at Microsoft. There have been several good episodes. One in particular was the discussion with Jeff Wilcox who talks about getting Silverlight running on the Windows 7 … Continue reading

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No more heroes any more

Hackers – heroes of the computer revolution by Steven Levy I’d been meaning to read this book for a long time. My early career revolved around the Lisp language, and lots of the early development in this space happened at … Continue reading

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Call me when you’ve done the second version

There are various interesting videos and blog posts out on the new Async CTP. The underlying pattern has changed for efficiency reasons, and the implementation fixes a number of bugs including some race conditions. This new version works on the … Continue reading

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Get back, he’s got a book

Professional F# 2.0 by Ted Neward, Aaron Erickson, Talbott Crowell, Richard Minerich This book seeks to be an introduction to F# and functional programming for C# programmers. Maybe it is because the book was written by so many people, but … Continue reading

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