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Tuesday November 8: Timeboxing, Pomodoro and Scala

posted 10 Nov 2011, 03:24 by Robert Burrell Donkin   [ updated 15 Nov 2011, 05:09 ]
Lightning talks introduced Timeboxing [source] and The Pomodoro Technique [source] before the meeting split into technical and conceptual streams. In the technical stream, Aaron Pritzlaff introduced Scala, one of the new generation of functional languages design to run on mainstream virtual machines. Take a look below for more information. The conceptual steam featured a free form discussion starting from the role of time in Agile development but wandered constructively onto many topics most memorably around quality.

Thanks to everyone for making this a success.
 
Aaron's Recommended
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Scala References
  •     The implicit context example I wanted to show is here
  •     N-Queens Problem (and other scala features) as taken from "Programming Scala"
  •     The read-me on this site also contains links to other useful scala references is here.
  •     Leeds Scala User Group
Functional Programming References

Ordered according to my own preference/what I would suggest reading first:
  1.     Excellent Paper on Why Functional Programming matters
  2.     Excellent Article on the above short paper - I recommend his blogs
  3.     Google Intro to Haskell Video
  4.     Excellent Blog on Closures and Higher-Order Functions
  5.     Article on Y-Combinators (not referenced in talk - probably worth reading other refs first)
  6.     What Haskell doesn't have
  7.     Some dude's take on immutable vs. mutable
Haskell Books
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