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Archive for September 2012

The simplest thing that could possibly work left me wanting more

One of the mantras of the Agile community is that you do “the simplest thing that could possibly work.” As I tried to follow this maxim when launching two personal projects (a batch job that sends tweets, and a web application for home use) I found myself wishing that I had done more. Such as:

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Written by Eric Wilson

September 11, 2012 at 5:37 am

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Don’t forget Erlang

Everyone should learn to think functionally and recursively. But how? With which language? I think that one of the best options for functional programming is largely overlooked … Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Eric Wilson

September 5, 2012 at 6:25 am

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