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The simplest thing that could possibly work left me wanting more

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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

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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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