Monthly Archives: February 2013

Unbounded storage – how much?

The Annotated Turing: A Guided Tour Through Alan Turing’s Historic Paper On Computability And The Turing Machine by Charles Petzold This is a very interesting book that sets the historical context of Turing’s work, and then goes through his famous … Continue reading

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Smoke and mirrors – well, reflection anyway

Goedels Proof by Ernest Nagel and James R. Newman A short but informative book on the history, mechanics and consequences of Goedel’s famous theorem. The book starts out with the historical settings of the proof, covering Hilbert’s aim of converting … Continue reading

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Press the meta key

Metaprogramming in .NET by Kevin Hazzard and Jason Bock Looking back at the many years I spent as a programmer using Common Lisp, I now realise that one thing I loved about that language was the ability to easily do … Continue reading

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Just a few things to make it more efficient

Effective JavaScript: 68 specific ways to harness the power of JavaScript by David Herman Whenever you’ve programmed in a language for a while, there are always moments when you step back and want to understand how and why a piece … Continue reading

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No white pyjamas here

Dojo – The Definitive Guide by Matthew A Russell I’ve been doing some reading about HTML5 and WinJS lately, and so I’m fairly interested in the history behind the various JavaScript frameworks that have been developed since the AJAX revolution … Continue reading

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