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Lots of neat ideas in here. Don't forget to try out the flash map generator!

Lots of neat ideas in here. Don't forget to try out the flash map generator!

Polygonal Map Generation for Games
I wanted to generate interesting game maps that weren't constrained to be realistic, and I wanted to try some techniques I hadn't tried before. I usually make tile maps but this time I decided...

Syndicated 2012-04-20 18:40:50 from Plus Public Activity Feed for David Barksdale

You need to try this.

You need to try this.

Diagramly - Draw Diagrams Online
Diagramly is a free online diagram drawing application for workflow, BPM, org charts, UML, ER, network diagrams

Syndicated 2012-04-19 18:17:55 from Plus Public Activity Feed for David Barksdale

Concurrency is certainly the killer app for functional programming.

Concurrency is certainly the killer app for functional programming.

The Downfall of Imperative Programming | FP Complete
Imperative programming is in my bloodstream. I've been a C++ programmer for most of my life. I wrote a book about C++. I helped Andrei and Walter design an imperative language D. If I dabbled in f...

Syndicated 2012-04-09 20:26:19 from Plus Public Activity Feed for David Barksdale

If I ever take leave of my senses and buy a tablet computer and try to code on it, this looks lik...

If I ever take leave of my senses and buy a tablet computer and try to code on it, this looks like the app for me.


Syndicated 2012-04-05 14:06:24 from Plus Public Activity Feed for David Barksdale

This one was good too. I think I have a use for these learning software agents.

This one was good too. I think I have a use for these learning software agents.

InfoQ: We Really Don't Know How To Compute!
Gerald Jay Sussman compares our computational skills with the genome, concluding that we are way behind in creating complex systems such as living organisms, and proposing a few areas of improvement.

Syndicated 2012-04-04 23:05:45 from Plus Public Activity Feed for David Barksdale

I have watched this one though. I recommend it to anyone who thinks they know how to handle compl...

I have watched this one though. I recommend it to anyone who thinks they know how to handle complexity. If you imagine he's saying "conflate" every time he says "complect" he doesn't sound as arrogant.

InfoQ: Simple Made Easy
Rich Hickey emphasizes simplicity’s virtues over easiness’, showing that while many choose easiness they may end up with complexity, and the better way is to choose easiness along the simplicity path....

Syndicated 2012-04-04 18:03:57 from Plus Public Activity Feed for David Barksdale

I plan to watch this when I have time.

I plan to watch this when I have time.

InfoQ: Rich Hickey on Datomic: Datalog, Databases, Persistent Data Structures
Rich Hickey explains the ideas behind the Datomic database: why Datalog is used as the query language, the functional programming concepts at its core, the role of time in the DB and much more.

Syndicated 2012-04-04 18:01:01 from Plus Public Activity Feed for David Barksdale

It's what you'd expect a decentralized smart-card system of currency to be.

It's what you'd expect a decentralized smart-card system of currency to be.

MintChip: The evolution of currency | MintChip Developer Resources
The Royal Canadian Mint is challenging software developers. MintChip: the evolution of currency. Take the MintChip Challenge.

Syndicated 2012-04-04 16:32:26 from Plus Public Activity Feed for David Barksdale

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