Andrew Oberstar

I don't write here often, but I also work on open source projects.

Gradle > Sliced Bread

December 20, 2012

I'm not really convinced that sliced bread is that much of an improvement over uncut bread, but Gradle is definitely better. Considering how much I've been using Gradle over the last 2 years, I'm surprised I haven't written anything about it yet.

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If This Then That

September 14, 2012

I heard about If This Then That on Tech News Today a couple weeks ago and just started playing around with it today. It's basically a way for you to automate all kinds of tasks based on different web services (mostly social networks) that you use. Some examples:

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Adventures in Scala/Lift

April 1, 2012

After completing 7 Languages in 7 Weeks, I decided to start working on a project to get my feet wet in Scala. For the past couple weeks I've been reading through Programming in Scala, which is seemingly the definitive Scala book and is written by the language author.

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6.5 Languages in 12 Days

March 20, 2012

I'm all done with the 7 Languages in 7 Weeks book. Overall, I was very happy with it and recommend it to anyone looking to broaden their programming horizons.

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7 Languages: Haskell

March 19, 2012

The final language of 7 Languages in 7 Weeks was Haskell, the only pure functional language in the book. This is the only chapter where I completely gave up on most of the exercises. More on that later...

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