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Praying in the Church of Silicon Valley

I got invited to participate in a pre-demo-day review of an Accelerator class. It seems that these days in the Church of Silicon Valley (the one true way to innovate) the hot stuff ...
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My Priorities for Scala

What TypeSafe Should be Working On There was a Twitter thread that started off discussing Clojure REPL usage but devolved into a discussion of Scala’s compiler. An Aside Well, ...
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We Are Failing to Even Have an Inclusive Discussion

The tech industry needs to be more inclusive of woman and people of color. It’s about having the largest pool to draw excellence from. Sadly, most of the discussion, even the ...
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Java: a Local Minimum language-wise

I wrote hundreds of thousands of lines of code in Java between 1996 and 2002. I wrote web frameworks, spreadsheets, and much much more in Java 1.0 through Java 1.4. Compared to mid-90′s ...
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Got my feet wet with Clojure

I started hardcode coding on Project Plugh. I’m working on moving a bunch of Lift concepts over to Clojure as I build Lift’s comet facilities in Clojure so I can stream ...
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My thoughts on Agile

The seeds that you plant at the beginning of an organization’s life influences how the organization grows over time. I think it’s safe to say that you have some macro goals:Predictability: ...
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Real World Scala Test

There was recently a study about Scala vs. Java where some of Scala’s productivity, conciseness, and multi-core abilities were put to the test. The basic idea is take some semi-experienced ...
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Simple Security Rules

Wow! Citi really messed up their online security. They included account information as part of the URL. You could alter the URL and access someone else’s account information. ...
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Scala’s version fragility make the Enterprise argument near impossible

I have been working with Scala for more than five years. In those five years, I’ve seen Scala evolve and seen the ecosystem and community evolve. An attribute of Scala is that ...
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Scala use is less good than Java use for at least half of all Java projects

So, I made a post about agreeing with a post about Scala being “hard” for a large portion of Java developers. This post caused a fair amount of “discussion” ...
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