In this episode I talk with James Stelly. We talk his explorations of programming languages and how that led to his book Racket Programming the Fun Way.
Our Guest, James Stelly.
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MVS (Multiple Virtual Storage)
James’ first exposure to a functional programming language
Pipeline operator (
Still having access to the rest of .NET ecosystem
James’ takeaways from playing with Haskell
What drew James to Racket
Broad tool changes
Interactivity of Racket
Racket Programming the Fun Way
Writing the book as a way to learn Racket
Racket being a “Swiss Army Knife”
Prolog and Logic Programming
Possibility of expanding Automata Theory using macros
Relationship to Racket
Building a CNC machine
How has playing with different language feed back into “day work”
What was exciting about using Racket for the problems in the book
“Most mileage out of and can do a lot of different things”
Dr. Racket environment
Hover over variable and see arrows showing usage
What is the target audience of the book
Matthew Flatt as the technical reviewer
“Given everything in the book, that is just the tip of the iceberg of what you can do with Racket”
As always, a giant Thank You goes to David Belcher for the logo design.