Monday, December 27, 2010

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Clojure pods

This article discusses a new feature planned for the next version of Clojure:

http://kotka.de/blog/2010/12/What_are_Pods.html

They will be a new reference type which actually holds transients internally. Storing a value will make it a transient, retrieving a value automatically turns it into a persistent structure again. Updating the value however will work on the transient and hence be fast. So transients will become a low-level implementation detail hidden behind pods.

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Friday, December 24, 2010

InfoQ: Rich Hickey on Protocols and Clojure 1.3

http://www.infoq.com/interviews/hickey-clojure-protocols

Rich Hickey explains the ideas behind Clojure 1.2's new polymorphism constructs deftype and protocols. Also: Clojure 1.3 features such as faster arithmetic and future features like Pods.

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Friday, December 17, 2010

Solving the Expression Problem with Clojure 1.2

http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/java/library/j-clojure-protocols/index.html

Clojure expert Stuart Sierra introduces you to new features in Clojure 1.2 that solve the Expression Problem, a classic programming dilemma. Protocols let you extend preexisting types to new methods, and datatypes let you extend preexisting methods to new types — all without changing the existing code. You'll also see how Java™ interfaces and classes can interact with Clojure protocols and datatypes.

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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Apple's Best Kept Secret: Ad Hoc Installs for Testing Purposes

http://www.readwriteweb.com/mobile/2010/12/apple-best-kept-secret-how-to-do-ad-hoc-installs.php

Apps can be distributed via the "ad hoc" method for testing purposes, which means over-the-air, one-click installs for app beta testers.

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Christmas Concert by North Point's iBand

Christmas music using iPhones and iPads at North Point Community Church.

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What's new in purely functional data structures since Okasaki?

(via Hacker News)

A great reading list for anyone interested in persistent data structures (as used in Clojure):

http://cstheory.stackexchange.com/questions/1539/whats-new-in-purely-functional-data-structures-since-okasaki

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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Learn Clojure

Another website dedicated to learning Clojure:

http://learn-clojure.com/

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