Some thoughts on The Book of Ruby

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

Review: Learn You a Haskell for Great Good!

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!

The Lisp Alien arrived: a “Land of Lisp” review/opinion

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

The answer is 1 if…

… 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…