lessons

The most important lesson I learned from aimlessly wandering around

Probably the most important lesson I learned from aimlessly wandering around Alaska and the Lower 48 for five years is that if you treat complete strangers as long-lost brothers and sisters that you’re meeting for the first time, the world magically becomes a better place.

This is a page from my book, Functional Programming, Simplified

Functional Programming, Simplified (Scala edition)

Hi, my name is Alvin Alexander. I wrote the Scala Cookbook for O’Reilly, and this is the free, online version of my new book about functional programming (FP) in Scala.

The book is written as a series of lessons, with each lesson building upon the previous lesson to build up your Scala and FP knowledge base. I originally named the book, Learning Functional Programming in Scala, but later renamed it to Functional Programming, Simplified.

Five books you’ve never heard of that will change your life

From the URL:

1. Collected Maxims and Other Reflections by La Rochefoucauld

2. The 48 Laws of Power, by Robert Greene

3. Xenophon’s Cyrus the Great: The Arts of Leadership and War by Xenophon

4. Letters from a Self-Made Merchant to His Son

5. Models of my Life by Herbert Simon

6. Meditations by Marcus Aurelius