Mount Rainier from Mailbox Peak, WA


Programming, tools and process are stuck in the past, held in place by hoards of OO-wielding proletariats collectively chanting “good enough”.

Let’s find a better way.

  • Isaac Asimov Asks, “How Do People Get New Ideas?” — An insightful essay on the fragile process of creativity by the brilliant science fiction writer.

  • Complexity and Learning (2011) — The view on learning and applying knowledge described here is one I’ve long held and argued for. This post uses an intuitive anaology of runtime complexity to describe learning a concept and the cost of applying it over time.

  • Learn You a Haskell for Great Good! by Miran Lipovača — Have you read a million monad tutorials and still don’t get it? This was the case for me and learning Haskell is what made it finally click. As a bonus, this book is also hilarious and brilliantly written and illustrated; one of my all time favorites.

  • Functional Programming in Scala by Paul Chiusano and Rúnar Bjarnason — Many of my topics and ideas came from this book.

  • Learning Scalaz — This series of blog posts loosely follows LYAH and introduces Scalaz’ equivalents to many of Haskell’s classes.