Abstractions allow us to focus on the immediate computation at hand while hiding its details. Organizing code into modules (or packages or classes) is a form of abstraction. So are functions.
This post is about abstracting syntax. Syntactical abstraction can vary between using functions to abstract away common operations and full fledged DSLs that allow us to express complex tasks with ease. This post is about Clojure’s language constructs that simplify forms. It falls somewhere between those two extremes.
Capitalize was a small (tiny really) project to practice ClojureScript. I think I have learned enough to justify a blog post. Since ClojureScript is basically Clojure with a few differences I am focusing on tools and libraries.
Since I am not a native speaker, I find it fascinating that some specific words (of, a, etc... ) are not capitalized in titles. I used to google the rules everytime I was writing a post. I was looking for ideas for a small ClojureScript project for practice I decided to build an online tool for capitalization.
Capitalize properly capitalizes your title and also shows you why each word is capitalized or not. Give it a try and let me know what you think.
Do you know the feeling when you put adequately experienced/skilled programmers, armed with the right tools, in just the right kind of environment and they still fail to produce high quality software. When software projects fail the bad management™ often takes most of the blame. To be honest I can’t recall an instance where bad management wasn’t cited by programmers as the only cause. This post is not about project management. I will just accept that bad management is a major factor in failure of software projects.
After releasing the first major version of clecs I have started writing a tetris clone on it. I wanted to see if it all made sense. Sadly it wasn’t as much fun as I had intended it to be. This is a post about the pain points I discovered and how I intend to fix them.