Clojure Gazette 1.24
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Issue 1.24 - October 19, 2012
Today is just some interesting media from the interwebs about, related to, or unrelated to Clojure.
By the way, I am putting together an issue about the JVM. Would you like that? What topics would you like to hear about?
**Eric Normand **
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The Strange Loop 2012 videos are starting to come online. This one is about some "operating principles" of the neocortex and how they can be simulated in a computer. The talk is given by Jeff Hawkins, who created Palm and is now creating Numenta.
Gil Tene explains some of the workings of garbage collection on the JVM. I was glad to understand why the JVM's collector is so fast.
I ran into this gem the other day. John Backus taking his time to introduce the concept of Function Level Programming and the beginnings of the FL language.
Worth a listen. Though Brian Moriarty focuses specifically on Easter Eggs in games, the lessons could be applied to any craft.
I had not come across this before. Annotated Bibliographies are so underrated. They are a godsend in our time of information overload.
It is very good to hear that this is off to a good start!
[Prismatic's "Graph" at Strange Loop](http:/ /blog.getprismatic.com/blog/2012/10/1/prismatics-graph-at-strange-loop.html)
A quick introduction to a higher-level structure for defining functions which makes data flow more evident. I do not know what I would do with them, but interesting nonetheless.
I am finding this thread about small differences in code quality very thought provoking.
One point for the provocative title and two points for a good story.
I can't wait to try out this package for Emacs. I use Emacs every day and being able to autocompile code from it speeds up my workflow.