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Programming

My very first programming language was BASIC.  But the first time I ever thought I could do this for a living was when I discovered LOGO.  While the language itself didn't interest me in particular, I was fascinated by Turtle Graphics. If you're unfamiliar with Turtle Graphics, it's a pretty simple concept:  while traditional graphics paradigms involve an x/y coordinate system, where each pixel...
on Oct 3, 2012
I've been neglecting my blog, but just a quick note to mention that my latest talk at JavaOne, DSLs with Groovy, is posted up on Slideshare. The talk's designed for someone with no significant Groovy experience (unlike most Groovy DSL talks), so if it's interesting to you, check it out. I'm hoping (but not promising) to turn the talk into a series of Blog entries in the coming weeks.  So if you...
on Mar 10, 2012