For the month of October, I’ve been writing a Scary Words in Programming series. For Halloween, I invited others to join as part of a “blog carnival,” to share things we know and meet new people. You can join too! Just send me a link & title to your post via Twitter or the contact […]
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Welcome to episode 5 of Scary Words in Programming, part of the carnival! Callbacks I’m pulling again from the suggestions I got on Twitter, and I can see how callbacks are scary & confusing at first! Callbacks are to put it very very simply, using a function as an argument to another function. That looks […]
This month, I’ve been writing posts on “scary words in programming,” and I’d love if you would too, on or before Friday, for Halloween. What’s a blog carnival? A blog carnival is an internet-y thing where bloggers corral around a topic, and link to each other. Cool way to find new stuff and have some […]
Welcome to episode 4 of Scary Words in Programming! Recursion I asked for suggestions for scary words, in particular words that scared people when they first started programming, and someone mentioned recursion. When I think recursion, I think “super cool!” partially because I was indoctrinated in computer science by the instructor showing us art, in […]
Welcome to episode 3 of Scary Words in Programming! (with updates from comments) Functors & Monads (a twofer!) Yesterday, my new buddy (from StrangeLoop), Brian Lonsdorf and I did a Hangout on Air in which he explained monads to me (that was the deal). But first, he explained functors! Thus, you all get a twofer […]