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Hacker, game developer, CG artist and machine learning entrepreneur


May
22
awarded  Nice Answer
May
19
comment Delphi to Java change - career advice
-1 for the "sucks on desktop" flame. It's not hard to build great desktop apps in Java, people are writing them all the time.
May
14
answered How to end my dependency on .NET?
May
14
answered Java's advantage in shopping cart platform
May
12
awarded  Necromancer
May
9
comment Why dynamically typed languages do not let the developer specify the type?
Clojure is an example of a language that is normally dynamically typed but you can optionally give variables types through "type hints" (this is typically only done where needed to get the performance benefits of compile-time type information)
Apr
22
comment Why is it always “what language should I learn next” instead of “what project should I tackle next”?
Agree with your sentiment about the power of Lisp, but disagree that it's unhelpful to learn other languages: most of the tricks I use in Lisp actively exploit what I learned from other languages (whether as patterns or anti-patterns...)
Apr
22
answered Use of past tense (passive voice) to connote immutability? (E.g. Array.Transposed vs. Array.Transpose)
Apr
14
answered Java devs: why not use Groovy?
Apr
14
answered Would you still use Java in your next project, despite the whole mess in JCP
Apr
6
revised Composability Example of Software Transactional Memory
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Apr
6
answered Composability Example of Software Transactional Memory
Mar
15
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
14
answered Advantage of Learning Lisp for a Python Programmer
Mar
14
answered Will Java still be relevant in 5 years?
Mar
14
comment Will Java still be relevant in 5 years?
-1: no facts or argument in this answer whatsoever. subjective != random unsupported assertions
Mar
14
awarded  Critic
Feb
24
comment Is there a canonical tutorial or book on functional programming concepts?
+1 for SICP. I've been working through parts of it with Clojure, as long as you're willing to do a bit of mental gymnastics I think it would work for any Lisp-like or functional language.
Feb
23
awarded  Commentator
Feb
21
comment C# Dev - I've tried Lisps, but I don't get it
Cool, glad to have helped - and that's absolutely the right spirit!!