Monthly Archives: February 2014

Where next?

In Pursuit of the Travelling Salesman: Mathematics at the Limits of Computation by William J Cook This is one of those maths books that describes the problem, and then tells the story of the various historical approaches to solving it. … Continue reading

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To infinity from far away

The Man Who new Infinity: Life of the genius Ramanujan by Robert Kanigel Very little technical detail about his various theorems and contributions, but a great biography of the man and his life, with loads of historical information about India … Continue reading

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Should I do them concurrently or in parallel?

Parallel and Concurrent Programming in Haskell: Techniques for Multicore and Multithreaded Programming by Simon Marlow This was a fascinating read. Haskell itself has a reputation for being very high level and abstract, and, of course, this book uses some very … Continue reading

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Plug table into light

We have a regular Clojure meetup one lunchtime a week at work, and for the last couple of weeks we’ve been looking at LightTable. LightTable is a programming language IDE written entirely in ClojureScript, a variant of Clojure that can … Continue reading

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Cast the fun

Another podcast has recently come to my attention – the HaskellCast podcast. The first four episodes are really good, and include discussion with Don Stewart on the practical application of Haskell, Simon Peyton Jones on GHC, the main Haskell implementation, … Continue reading

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