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clojure.spec: Data Design 01 – Sketching a Struct

Feb 10, 2017

With the growing focus on functional programming the importance of data design has been thrust to the forefront. That said, you wouldn’t know that the importance was widely agreed upon based on an observation of existing data-driven APIs. Certainly I’ve committed my share of sins in the name of “API data packets,” but with the […]

Read-Eval-Print-λove v004 – Production Rules has landed!

Jan 27, 2017 some comments

It’s been a long time coming, but I’ve finally put the finishing touches on the latest installment of my Read-Eval-Print-λove zine, this time focusing on production rules. This installment will deal with production rules, their purpose and implementation as well as an exploration into rules-driven OOP, data, and extracting ourselves from the Tarpit. Plus, I […]

clojure.spec: Introduction

Jan 10, 2017 some comments

If you’ve looked into the relatively new Clojure library clojure.spec you might have come across something curious. Observe the use of core.spec/or: (require ‘[clojure.spec :as s]) (s/def ::num (s/or :float float? :int int? :ratio ratio?)) (s/conform (s/coll-of ::num) [0.25 1/2 1]) ;;=> [[:float 0.25] [:ratio 1/2] [:int 1]] The result of the call to s/conform […]

The best things and stuff of 2016

Dec 29, 2016 some comments

Great things and people that I discovered, learned, read, met, etc. in 2016. No particular ordering is implied. Not everything is new. also: see the lists from 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010 Great blog posts read AlphaGo under a magnifying glass – In a year filled to the brim with garbage news and […]

Link Age 010

Nov 21, 2016 one comment

A slight name tweak this week, but other than that the format is the same. I’m considering mixing things up starting next week, but until then enjoy. The BASIC issue with retro-computers — for those of you considering creating your own retro-computing-friendly computer here are some “rules of thumb” regarding the inclusion of BASIC into […]

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