Archive for July, 2008
JAOO 2008 draws inexorably nearer and the programme is being fleshed out. I guess I’m a programming language nut, because all the things that look most interesting to me are related pretty closely to programming. As usual the programme is shaping up to be unmissable.
There are still some blank spots on the web page [...]
You know Ruby on Rails, right? But do you know that Ruby is so much more than a web development language?
Some of the recent Ruby popularity can certainly be contributed to the Ruby on Rails framework, but what now – what is the next thing in the Ruby Community? At JAOO Aarhus 2007 we asked [...]
JAOO Rocks. Well, of course I’m going to say that – this is the JAOO Community blog, which has the job of communicating interesting information to those that already know that JAOO rocks, and to those that don’t yet…
Me, I started out as one of the crew. Actually, I was finishing writing my Ph.D. thesis [...]
Functional programming languages (FPL) has been around for many years. They can be traced as far back as the late 1950’s with the advent of LISP, and even further back if you consider the theoretical work which precedes them, and today there are a plethora of FPL’s. Yet we do not encounter them very often [...]
That is how far I’ll travel to go to JAOO this year. And the return trip will be as long… I might be a little crazy but I simply didn’t want to miss JAOO in Aarhus just because I live in Sydney now.
This year is especially exciting for me because it is my [...]
First of all, I love Denmark. I was fortunate to spend a year in this wonderful country from mid-2000 to mid-2001, so I look for any chance to return. JAOO offers a lot, all on its own, however! You wouldn’t think that a conference in a small town in a small country could provide so [...]
First of all: What is beauty?
For beauty includes three conditions, “integrity” or “perfection,” since those things which are impaired are by the very fact ugly; due “proportion” or “harmony”; and lastly, “brightness” or “clarity,” whence things are called beautiful which have a bright color.
— Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica.
This definition of beauty by Thomas Aquinas was [...]