Clojure Gazette 147: Evidence, Denotation, Alan Kay

Evidence, Denotation, Alan Kay


Issue 147 - October 26, 2015

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Evidence-Oriented Programming Youtube

Oh, how far we have to go as an industry. Andreas Stefik explains what experiments have been done in programming language usability and what we still have left to do.

How To Use Real Computer Science in Your Day Job Youtube

Craig Stuntz explains how he's convinced his company to let him apply formal methods to the hardest problems at work, with great success.

Denotational Design: From Meanings To Programs Youtube

This monster workshop is a deep view into the mind of Conal Elliott. Elliott is the creator of Functional Reactive Programming. He shares his abstraction design process, which builds abstractions in types and uses type classes to ensure mathematical properties. He aims for leak-free abstractions, which is possible because there is no implementation. Once the abstractions are created, you can choose an efficient implementation.

Alan Kay at the Getty Conference (1991) Youtube

Yoshiki Ohshima has put tons of early Alan Kay talks on Youtube. I've watched this one and it is awesome. If you're an Alan Kay fan like I am, you'll love this one. In one part of the talk, he says that we'll be carrying computers around with us and they'll be doing stuff that's too important to turn them off. In another part is a very deep talk about education.

Clojure Recipes

Julian Gamble's new bok is available on Amazon.

Clojure/conj regular rate ends Friday

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Lambda Days

Lambda Days is in beautiful Krakow, Poland, in February. Their CFP is still open, so please apply. The cost of the conference is very reasonable!

Clojure eXchange 2015

Clojure eXchange is happening again in London December 3-4.