A great 4-part lecture by the Berkley-based Philosopher John MacFarlane, who may be more well known in geek-circles for being the author of the program Pandoc — which converts file formats from just about anything to just about anything else. It’s written in Haskell, and is likely the most popular open-source Haskell program around. Very… [Read More]
I updated my “How to Install the Haskell Platform on Arch Linux” post. I’ve found two things recently that you may like to know if you’re a haskell-ite: Haddock isn’t in the Haskell-Core repos anymore, so you need to build from Cabal (unless I’m missing something…) I’m preferring to build Pandoc with Cabal Install, as… [Read More]
My Functional Programming journey is going well. I’m focusing primarily on learning Clojure by trying to solve lots of little problems, reading Haskell code, and reading as much theoretical literature on the subject as I can find. Following my own advice, the advice I’d give my athletes — I’m doing this the long, slow, hard… [Read More]
Learning any new programming language comes with an additional layer of complexity that gets glossed over far too often: How the Hell do you get all the tools set up on your computer to start learning in the first place?. Some languages go out of their way to make this step easy for you —… [Read More]
I’m not normally an IDE man. Gimme Emacs, or Sublime Text, and I’m rather happy — Emacs for my Samurai-side, Sublime Text for my Zen-side I tried hard to like IDE’s, as the concept is great: get rid of boiler-plate; have everything you need under one roof; rainbows and unicorns dancing; etc. But, every time… [Read More]
As a startup founder in a particularly oddball, niched, and weirdo market myself, I can relate to Bryan O’Sullivan in this talk about running a startup on Haskell 😉 He’s also the author of Real World Haskell, which I’m currently working my way through.
I’ve been accused of being an “all-work, no-play” kind of guy many times over. Why can’t I just do something for fun, and ONLY for fun? (no cheating by turning it into a business!) Notice: I couldn’t just start a small personal blog? No. I had to start the most popular blog in Olympic weightlifting… [Read More]