Why I love Clojure

Here’s some code I’m writing for my day-job. I have an iterator of IScoreObjects (basically things that live on a musical score or timeline). I want an iterator of only the Notes. Where Notes are one of the things that implement the IScoreObject interface and can live on the score. Here’s my code. import java.util.Iterator; […]

Aaaargh! Quora. No! (Should I learn Clojure for Android programming?)

Having contrasted Quora, positively with StackOverflow, I find that Quora is also starting to play the “word-shaping” game by which either an algorithm or a tone-deaf moderator decides to constrain how you are allowed to express your questions 🙁 No idea why they really feel the need to do this. But it basically has the […]

Programming Language Features for Large Scale Software

My Quora Answer to the question : What characteristics of a programming language makes it capable of building very large-scale software? The de facto thinking on this is that the language should make it easy to compartmentalize programming into well segregated components (modules / frameworks) and offers some kind of “contract” idea which can be […]

Personal Question

Question : Hey Phil, do you actually do any programming these days? Answer : Yes. Quite a lot at the moment. Though it’s a bit all over the shop. I’m dipping a toe into Android programming. (And, hmmm … Java …. I thought I’d got over my Java hangups by doing a lot of Processing, […]