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The best things in 2010

Dec 30, 2010 some comments

Great things and people that I discovered, learned, read, met, etc. in 2010. No particular ordering is implied. Not everything is new.


Dec 20, 2010 some comments

I’ve been an object-oriented practitioner for years and like many others I’ve come to find it wanting. To be fair, while I think there are valid complaints against OOP in general, the more egregious failings tend to be matters of implementation. For example, in any discussion involving Java’s OOP, the faults of Java’s implementation tends […]

Unification versus Pattern Matching… to the death!

Dec 14, 2010 some comments

The number one question asked of me at The Conj1 was: what is unification?. Once I explained what unification was and how clojure.core.unify implemented it, the follow-up question was inevitably: how is unification different from pattern matching?. You see, Drew Colthorp wrote a fantastic pattern matching library called Matchure that creates bindings based on the […]

(take 6 (justin-balthrop))

Nov 30, 2010 some comments

Justin Balthrop is the author of Cake (the Clojure build tool, not the spongy delicious treat). He works for Geni and is an alumni of The University of New Mexico1. Interestingly, Justin (or ninjudd as he is known on the Intertubes) is the only person I’ve ever met who looks just like his/her online images. […]


Oct 30, 2010 some comments

John Cook’s 7 post reminded me of 9 It is 1am and I cannot sleep; therefore I think (which may be at the root of my problem). For your entertainment, I give you the number nine. I am currently obsessed with 9, and this blog represents a small fraction of the reasons why. The number […]

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