Clojure Exchange 2018

I visited Clojure Exchange 2018 in London. Since there was only one track and I attended all talks, it is easy to just refer to the schedule. Interesting topics, that came up multiple times in different flavors where immutability, stories of building real life applications, music, java and clojure and the transition, clojure script, emacs […]

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Meaningless Whitespace in Textfiles

We use different file formats that are more or less tolerant to certain changes. Most well known is white space in text files. In some programming languages white space (space, newline, carriage return, form feed, tabulator, vertical tab) has no meaning, as long as any whitespace is present. Examples for this are Java, Perl, Lisp […]

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Loops with unknown nesting depth

We often encounter nested loops, like for (i = 0; i < n; i++) { for (j = 0; j < m; j++) { doSomething(i, j); } } This can be nested to a few more levels without too much pain, as long as we observe that the number of iterations for each level need […]

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Clojure Exchange 2016

I have just visited Clojure Exchange. Since it had only one track, there is no point in listing which talks I have attended, since this can easily be seen on the web page of the conference. It was interesting and there were many great talks and I also met great people among the other participants.

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Clojure

Functional programming languages have become a bit of a hype. But the ideas are not really so new. The first languages beyond Assembly language that have maintained some relevance up to today were FORTRAN, COBOL and Lisp. Indirectly also Algol, because it inspired pretty much any modern mainstream programming language in some way through some […]

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