Lambda Calculus isn’t just a fancy word: it defines our software, our numbers and perhaps even reality itself.
Linguistics and Compilers
Compilers are tools typically used to create binary we call software. Kenneth Miller has some interesting thoughts on extending the metaphor (and tools) to both human and programming languages.
Don't Fear the Monad
Functional programming is increasing in popularity these days given the inherent problems with shared mutable state that is rife in the imperative world. As we march on to a world of multi and many-core chipsets, software engineering must evolve to better equip software engineers with the tools to exploit the vast power of multiple core processors as it won't come for free as it did in the recent past which was predictably based on Moore's law.
So You Want to Learn Java?
Java is a great software development language. Used by millions of people daily, it's incredibly popular being the the primary language of businesses, Android software development and Minecraft. Java has excellent tool support, offering integrated debugging and many many libraries that can solve many many problems.
Practical Functional Programming: The Virtues of Laziness
When you're new to Functional Programming, or struggling to learn it after coming from an Object Oriented background, you're likely to ask: "This is so different, what's the practical aspect?"
Bare Metal Functional Programming With Symbolics
The Symbolic's Lisp Machine is an amazing and unique computer designed with one thing in mind: run functional programs as fast as possible using hardware specifically designed for the language!