I'm sitting at Panera Bread, reviewing the first two chapters of the Scala Cookbook. Chapter 1 sucks, someone’s gonna have to do something about that. Chapter 2 isn’t too bad.
I used Scrivener 2 in the process of writing Functional Programming, Simplified, and Scrivener 3 is now out. macstories.net has a review of it.
A short review of the Wizard of Oz.
This is a page from my book, “How I Sold My Business: A Personal Diary”
David and I did a review with one of our other LLC business partners today (Cooper), and as reviews go, it was very simple. He has been working with David a lot, which is one reason David was there, and I'm told that his work is excellent. Customers love his speed and technical skills, and while he isn't a particularly outgoing person, I've never heard a customer say a bad thing about him.
I’m not yet sure if I like the book Functional and Reactive Domain Modeling, but one thing is for sure: I couldn’t begin to understand it if I didn’t first do the research to write Learning Functional Programming in Scala. The author immediately jumps into monads as if they are commonly understood, and also designs his functions as “modules” in a very Haskell-ish way. I’m not saying the book is bad, just that it has a high barrier to entry.
Today’s work: Review at least four more lessons of my new book, Functional Programming, Simplified.
As I wrote in the Preface to the Scala Cookbook, I had a certain target market in mind when I wrote the book, in particular Java developers who were interested in checking out Scala, and rapidly becoming productive in it. I’ll take this review from a well-known Scala developer as a sign that I’m in the ballpark of what I wanted to achieve.
Summary of my Acer Iconia A100 tablet review: The Iconia A100 is probably the best tablet available for Android Honeycomb developers at the time of this writing (mid-March, 2012), but I don't recommend it for consumers.
Iconia A100 -The "pros"
Overall, I'd give the Iconia A100 a 7 out of 10 on my scoring scale (I reduced this from an "8" after living with it for a week), so even if I don't write everything I like, there is a lot to like about it:
Here's my GoDaddy 4GH hosting review: It sucks. A friend on Twitter warned me about it, but sadly, I didn't listen.
As a backup to that "review", here's the downtime on just one of my websites for the last several days:
A2 Hosting Review 2010, Day 4: After four years of using GoDaddy web hosting services, four days ago (December, 2010) I started an experiment to use the A2 Hosting web hosting services. A2's specs -- including the ability to access my web server and also use an A2 Hosting server as a private Git server -- looked impressive, so I set up a new domain and website with them.