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 […]
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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 […]
Last month, I was at StrangeLoop, a conference that draws a lot of functional programmers, and generally very smart people. They gave me the idea for a blog series that details some of the “scary words in programming” (oooOOOooo)! So for the month of October, my weekly post will be about words that scared me when […]