Monday, August 30, 2010

LOTW - 30 Aug

“My husband is a programmer; I have no idea what that means.” - Nice blog post about a non programmer and a programmer geek getting together and learning about each other. I agree with Renae, the important thing is to take an interest in what your other half does during work and his hobbies.

Patterns and Practices for Improving Personal Productivity, Time Management, and Effectiveness

Tim Daly writes about writing big Lisp applications.- Tim Daly responds to Steve Yegge's Lisp is not an acceptable Lisp. I let you make your own decision about whether Lisp is good. For me as a developer/programmer wanting to have more "breath" in your knowledge (I guess most of us are brought up in the OO kind of world), you owe your self to go try one of the functional languages, for me I am going to try Common Lisp and Clojure.

Pascal Costanza's Highly Opinionated Guide to Lisp - Pascal talks about why use Lisp and some of the common pitfalls and where to find more information on your discovery of Lisp. I was always a bit confused by the backquote operator ` in Lisp, his explanation is the easiest I have found. Gotta spend more time reading Practical Common Lisp !