Thursday, May 1, 2014

Happy Birthday, BASIC!

Birthday cake... worst pixel art ever!

I haven't written a lick of BASIC in years, now. But because 2014 marks its 50th anniversary, I simply have to tip my hat to the language that introduced me to programming back when I was a kid.

According to the wikipedia article for Dartmouth BASIC, May 1, 1964 is recorded as the date when Kemeny and McGeachie successfully fired off their first BASIC command. As for me, I didn't successfully fire off my first BASIC command until almost twenty years later. I was

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Java 8 Collection Updates - Slides and Code

Here are the slides from my presentation at the Nashville Java User Group on April 1, 2014. Also, I've got the Hack-n-Slash code samples from the presentation available on GitHub. They run as JUnit tests, so you can explore them, tinker with them, and see them in action!

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Dave Leeds
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