Archive for the tag 'lua'

Nov 05 2006

Java Scripting talk, Nov. 9 at the St. Louis Java User Group

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This Thursday, I will give a talk at the St. Louis Java User Group on “Scripting your Java Application”, Thursday Nov. 9. Here is the blurb: First, this talk will show how to plug in scripting capability to your application, using common scripting mechanisms, including those from the scripting related JSRs (223, 274, etc), and […]

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Sep 01 2006

Joel, you have got to be kidding

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Joel seems to “play it safe” … then goes off the deep end of irony in his final paragraph: “FogBugz is written in Wasabi, a very advanced, functional-programming dialect of Basic with closures and lambdas and Rails-like active records that can be compiled down to VBScript, JavaScript, PHP4 or PHP5. Wasabi is a private, in-house […]

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Aug 10 2006

Aiming for Mainstream

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Over on defmacro today, a new article appeared: defmacro – Why Exotic Languages Are Not Mainstream in which the author laments that while there appear to be various choices to use Haskell on Windows, it turns out that all of them are, in some way, not ready for prime time… or even for effective hobbiest […]

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May 09 2006

St. Louis Code Camp – Lua Talk Notes and Source Code

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At the St. Louis Code Camp on May 6, I gave a talk that was somewhat poorly titled “Painless Scripting with Lua”.  The topic more mostly about the overall use of scripting as a configuration and extension mechanism, with Lua as an example language. The talk had no slides, only code and a 1-page handful […]

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Apr 19 2006

St. Louis Code Camp – I’ll be speaking, you can too

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My friend Brian Button is still looking for St. Louis Code Camp speakers; if you’ve thought about giving a user group talk, this is a great way to get your feet wet.  A “code camp” is an informal event, likely with a lot of group discussion.  You don’t need a large topic or a long […]

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