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@yogidevbear please let us know how the book is and what you felt was really strong. I'm sure you can squeeze a book review / blog out of it 😉
Introduction Who This Book Is For What’s in This Book How to Read This Book Notation Conventions Web Resources and Feedback Downloading Sample Code Getting Started Simplicity and Power in Action Clojure Coding Quick Start Navigating Clojure Libraries Wrapping Up Exploring Clojure excerpt Reading Clojure Functions Vars, Bindings, and Namespaces Metadata Calling Java Comments Flow Control Where’s My for Loop? Wrapping Up Unifying Data with Sequences Everything Is a Sequence Using the Sequence Library Lazy and Infinite Sequences Clojure Makes Java Seq-able Calling Structure-Specific Functions Wrapping Up Functional Programming excerpt Functional Programming Concepts How to Be Lazy Lazier Than Lazy Recursion Revisited Eager Transformations Wrapping Up Specifications Defining Specs Validating Data Validating Functions Generative Function Testing excerpt Wrapping Up State and Concurrency Concurrency, Parallelism, and Locking Refs and Software Transactional Memory Use Atoms for Uncoordinated, Synchronous Updates Use Agents for Asynchronous Updates Managing Per-Thread State with Vars A Clojure Snake Wrapping Up Protocols and Datatypes Programming to Abstractions Interfaces Protocols Datatypes Records reify Wrapping Up Macros When to Use Macros Writing a Control Flow Macro Making Macros Simpler Taxonomy of Macros Wrapping Up Multimethods Living Without Multimethods Defining Multimethods Moving Beyond Simple Dispatch Creating Ad Hoc Taxonomies When Should I Use Multimethods? Wrapping Up Java Interop Creating Java Objects in Clojure Calling Clojure From Java Exception Handling Optimizing for Performance A Real-World Example Wrapping Up Building an Application Getting Started Developing the Game Loop Representing Progress Implementing Players Interactive Play Documenting and Testing Your Game Farewell
I may have got a little mixed up with Clojure Applied also, but I'm no longer certain.
You need a 2 hour meeting to plan the meeting right? If you don't plan the meeting how will anything get done?
... how can you go into a planning meeting all unprepared? surely you need to prepare for that in a pre-pre-meeting?
tbh I hate people coming unprepared into meetings. there’s always a lot of faff that people could do on their own, and this stretches the meeting
rather than send out materials, everyone reads them, preps their own feedback, then meet only for the purpose of collating it
you can tell it’s an inefficient meeting when there are 6-10 people but only like 2 talk, and the rest activate once in the meeting when it’s time to vote or something (if at that)
(But I’m fully aware that it’s a pipe dream - nobody reads meeting prep materials because there’s no bad consequences to doing so. Similar to documentation.)
I mean its a good point to make, can you get people to prepare for meetings in the right way
True, a lot depends on the context of meetings 🙂 I used to do Toastmasters though, and I find myself missing that efficiency. You had people responsible for timing, everyone knew to prepare themselves, no faff (even though it was a storytelling/entertainment focused group).
Ah i was really interested in going to toastmasters, thats the public speaking thing isnt it?
It’s known for public speaking, but it’s also amazing for leadership skills (which I think people don’t realise)
the first half consists of: - “table topics”: a fun challenge, someone gives you a starting topic and you blab whatever comes to mind for 2 minutes - prepared speeches: usually about 3, 5-15 minutes each the second half consists of: - evaluations of speeches: each speaker has an assigned evaluator who gives them feedback - evaluations of table topics (one person) - meta: evaluations of evaluators, how smoothly meeting was led etc
It’s the evaluation/organisation part that helps you build leadership skills; you find out how to best encourage people, how to analyse performance, how not to overwhelm with feedback, how to ensure things go smoothly
You get workbooks for each “skill tree” (public speaking and leadership separately), which have explanatory essays as well as projects in them to complete. Once you complete the basics, you can specialise (there is a “Technical presentations” workbook, but also one for entertainment, storytelling, etc)
If you’re interested, I’d advise coming as a guest (you can come to whichever groups are close to you, as many times as you like, no joining necessary) and seeing which group you mesh with. Every group is going to feel different since people work towards different goals, and you will learn best from people who are more experienced in whatever you want to work towards.
Oh, and they’re big on being welcoming and helping each other out. (My old group was especially good, that’s why I joined.) There is always a person responsible for welcoming guests. When you come as a guest someone will be asked to join you for the duration of the meeting and explain things to you. New members get to ask an experienced member to be their mentor, challenge them and help them get better.
</ad> I feel like a marketer now XD but I recommend it honestly, because it helped me in multiple ways.
We had a temporary space since Feb, but it was not "home", in that we knew we were there for a limited amount of time.
AWS sucks. Edge cases to so many things. Health checks only work in N. Virginia if you want to create alarms is my annoyance today. I now have to re-deploy a tree of things to N. Virginia so I can alert if the site goes down.
I would tend to agree that AWS get a lot of things wrong… but have you tried the alternatives?
The problem is that AWS offers consolidated billing. If there was consolidated billing across "Cloud infrastructure", pingdom, DNS providers, etc. then this would be less of a problem
https://stackoverflow.com/questions/46080884/multiple-file-provisioner-in-json-terraform terraform requires that you generate JSON with repeated keys in order to have multi-region AWS deployments
https://www.terraform.io/docs/providers/type/monitor-index.html looks like StatusCake is the only one which doesn't have a horrible website
I wonder if having a good website in any way correlates with being a reliable service…
I used LogEntries in a previous job and we weren’t much impressed by it. That was a couple of years ago though.
A lot of companies want to go "AWS only" for convenience, consolidated billing being one of those conveniences.
my god... Java 8's map and filter functions suck... I build up a long one with the help form Eclipse and all the various things it suggests... and when I press
enter at the end it decides it is invalid syntax... but can't tell me what is wrong.
mind you.... might be more Eclipse fault then the streaming stuff... but it still feel convoluted.
when I was using Java 8 streams we found that splitting the ops each onto it’s own line really helped readbility - and we also found that there were cases where you were better off not using it
We were all using IntelliJ rather than Eclipse though - I don’t know what Eclipses lambda support is like.
There were certainly some places where it seemed quite nice - but it’s nothing like using a first-class functional language I’m afraid.
Heavens, yes - I found Java 8 streams painful to use. Lots of little incantations that needed to be included to deal with boxing/unboxing, and a plethora of class-specific "Collectors". .Net's LINQ seems like a model of clarity in comparison, let alone Clojure.
@rhinocratic many Java APIs suffer from the fact that eight types of primitive are not Objects
(which makes Clojure’s ability to operate on primitive arrays as if they were ordinary sequences seem all the more welcome)
Indeed - Java's not short of scars, but that one's particularly disfiguring. It was my primary language for about 10 years, and I used to love it. I returned to it after a 6-year sojourn in .Net-land (during which time I discovered Clojure), and now find that I can hardly bear to look at it. 🙁
(ahhh programming, where words get redefined XD I meant philosophical inheritance. but yes)
Sorry that I misconstrued - I did wonder if I had done so! Yes, in spirit Java's part of the whole C / Algol lineage.