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The best things and stuff of 2011

Great things and people that I discovered, learned, read, met, etc. in 2011. No particular ordering is implied. Not everything is new. Great blog posts read Xv6: Unix v6 Ported to ANSI C, x86 — in fact, the OS Blog is one of my favorite new blogs. Category theory for the Java programmer — a […]

The Road to Clojure Survey

The following form is an informal survey gauging the roots and inspirations of the Clojure community. The tone and text is (mostly) inspired (stolen) from the classic Road to Lisp Survey. Loading… :F p.s. This is my 1000th post. Seems fitting.

A Christopher Hitchens Bookshelf

As you may already know, Christopher Hitchens passed away today. Among his many attributes, I most admired his love of the written form. Over the years I’ve built a list of books recommended and written by Hitchens and while I’ve yet to read even a third, the eventual goal is to read them all. Of […]

Announcing core.memoize v0.5.1

core.memoize is a new Clojure contrib library providing the following features: An underlying PluggableMemoization protocol that allows the use of customizable and swappable memoization caches that adhere to the synchronous CacheProtocol found in core.cache Memoization builders for implementations of common caching strategies, including: First-in-first-out (memo-fifo) Least-recently-used (memo-lru) Least-used (memo-lu) Time-to-live (memo-ttl) Naive cache (memo) that […]

Announcing core.cache v0.5.0

core.cache is a new Clojure contrib library providing the following features: An underlying CacheProtocol used as the base abstraction for implementing new synchronous caches A defcache macro for hooking your CacheProtocol implementations into the Clojure associative data capabilities. Immutable implementations of some basic caching strategies First-in-first-out (FIFOCache) Least-recently-used (LRUCache) Least-used (LUCache) Time-to-live (TTLCache) Naive cache […]