Tuesday November 8: Timeboxing, Pomodoro and Scala
Post date: Nov 10, 2011 11:24:56 AM
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 Links
Functional Programming References
Ordered according to my own preference/what I would suggest reading first:
Excellent Paper on Why Functional Programming matters
Excellent Article on the above short paper - I recommend his blogs
Google Intro to Haskell Video
Excellent Blog on Closures and Higher-Order Functions
Article on Y-Combinators (not referenced in talk - probably worth reading other refs first)
Some dude's take on immutable vs. mutable