This last weekend I was in Amsterdam to attend the European Common Lisp Meeting. This was my third participation in a organized Lisp meeting (after the first ZSLUG in Zurich and the ELS 2011 in Hamburg) and I am happy I’ve decided to go. I was only present at the meeting itself since going to … Continue reading ECLM 2011 Notes
Disclaimer: No Starch Press provided me a free copy for review. Ruby is a programming language that I always liked and somehow prefer it to Python. I used Ruby for some prototyping but when you have Common Lisp, it becomes hard to use any other language. When No Starch Press offered me the opportunity to … Continue reading Some thoughts on The Book of Ruby
Yesterday I finally dedicated some time to assembly my newest toy: a Lego Mindstorm NXT 2.0! I just made the basic drive rover with some sounds. I need now to explore more the capabilities of the NXT. I need to see what other options exist in terms of programming the brick. As before, the internal … Continue reading NXT 2.0
Some weeks ago I was contacted by No Starch Press asking if I would like to review one of their latest books: Learn You a Haskell for Great Good! by Miran Lipovača. I accepted it because I was already interested in reading the book and it would be the perfect opportunity to learn Haskell more … Continue reading Review: Learn You a Haskell for Great Good!
Yesterday took place the Munich Lisp User Group meeting. The group is a bit irregular in making them, and taken this into account, I think it was successful (there was one planned in November but it didn’t happen; in the meantime, I went to Zürich to attend one ;-)). Anyway, yesterday there were 2 short … Continue reading Lisp meeting in Munich
I finished reading Land of Lisp (LoL) from cover to cover some days ago. I bought the print+pdf pack the day it was released, because I simply couldn’t resist. The video and the comic available on the website convinced me that, even if it was the worst book in the world (which it obviously isn’t), … Continue reading The Lisp Alien arrived: a “Land of Lisp” review/opinion
… you know something about Floating-Point Arithmetic and if you use Common Lisp. :-) Background: recent story that appeared on reddit. From time to time there is always an article about this issue. I am surprised by the amount of people who simply are unaware of it or who don’t care. And it’s not just … Continue reading The answer is 1 if…