Programming legends I thought it would be cool to make an issue that has talks from some of the legends who have defined our field. It is so lucky that these guys are still recording video for posterity.
Guy Steele needs no introduction: Scheme, Common Lisp, and Java are just two of the languages he has worked on. Ivan Sutherland invented Sketchpad. Brendan Eich wrote the most common programming language in the known universe. Alan Kay invented Smalltalk and overlapping GUIs. Man, we have lots of giants whose shoulders we can stand on!
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|The Critical Path|
It's not about Clojure, or programming, or development. I just like it and you might like it, too. The Critical Path is a year-old podcast which "tries to understand what it means to be great". Analysis and insights into technology.
|These aren't the droids you're looking for. |
|The Sequential Prison|
Computer Science demigod Ivan Sutherland analyses the current problems with sequential programming and how we got where we are. Bottom line: at first, logic was expensive and communication was cheap. Now it's the reverse. Sutherland's slow pace is quite refreshing.
This Developer's Life is a cool podcast which talks to programmers/geeks in the style of another popular podcast you may have heard of. This podcast talks to Dan Bricklin, Ward Cunningham, and Charles Petzold.
|dynamic data visualization|
I have to mention this because the library looks really neat and the code is really small. I have to check this out for my next web project.
|Anatomy of a Reducer|
Rich Hickey unveils a little more of the thinking behind the new reducers library.