More Common Lisp, yo! I think we are starting to figure out what macros are.
I like the teamwork of a corporate environment, and I would not have guessed that about myself before I got into this industry. I was never that kind of guy. As a young person, I rarely participated in any kind of team activity. I'm sure this is no surprise to anyone who has met me, … Continue reading Corporate Teamwork
Let's continue learning Lisp. We will go deeper into defining functions.
Today I want to learn some Lisp, and I will be reading from Practical Common Lisp by Peter Seibel. As usual, I will write in a stream-of-consciousness style while I learn. My previous post was about Python, and of course I am going to continue learning Python, but this series is not just about one … Continue reading Programming Language Study–Lisp (2)
I decided to learn some Python today and to write about it as I go. When I write in this style, what I'm doing is teaching myself something new and writing while I'm learning it so you get some insight into how a professional developer thinks and learns new things. I wanted to learn some … Continue reading Programming Language Study–Python (1)
Recently a Twitter friend asked me to describe a typical day at my job. That sounded fun, so here we go. It's not thrills and excitement, but I'll try to give you a slice of life as an employed software developer at a generic corporate job. I try to wake up around 7 AM and … Continue reading A Day in the Life
The good things about life as a corporate developer.
Many of us have interviewed for jobs and had the potential employer ask something like, "Would you say you are detail-oriented?" This has always struck me as one of those questions where the asker does not understand what he wants. Saying you are detail-oriented implies that you focus way more on the small things than … Continue reading Interview Question: Are you Detail Oriented?
Recently on Twitter I noticed quite a lot of people spoke up about having trouble with object oriented programming (OOP). I didn't realize this was a point of confusion for so many people. I'm not gonna try to teach anybody this subject from whole cloth. I assume you have already read some of the many, … Continue reading Object Oriented Programming (1)
I want to tell you a little about my experience interviewing for developer jobs.