Ninety women, people of color, and people with disabilities attended Strange Loop this year who would not have otherwise been able to afford to attend. There were also 21 women speakers and workshop leaders. First-time attendees had a lunch with Conference Guides to orient them to the conference. Women’s attendance rose from 6 to 12%.
Clojure is a pleasure. It is the tool I use with which I can most easily reason. My thoughts go straight into the REPL, no ceremony; the results I get there give me immediate feedback in a loop; the functions that result go into source files in a project that very clearly express my intentions.
If you need to use svn+ssh with Subclipse on OS X, use SVNKit instead of JavaHL. Otherwise, you will receive errors such as “Network connection closed unexpectedly” In Eclipse, go to Eclipse – Preferences, then Team – SVN. Under SVN interface, choose Client: SVNKit (Pure Java) SVNKit vx.x.x.xxx.
I am working on an ASP.Net web services project, and, out of the blue, lost the ability to debug in Visual Studio. When I tried to debug my application that tested the web services, it could not load the symbols of the web services project. It was all very mysterious as nothing about my environment
Work has been very busy, but I have been stealing whatever moments I can to continue learning Clojure. Finished Programming Clojure, started The Joy of Clojure, and have been working on the exercises in the labrepl. It is finally starting to really sink in. I feel that ah-hah moment coming… not quite there yet, but
I have various reasons to develop against Java 1.5 (and 1.4!) and found that Java 1.5 is missing from OS X Snow Leopard. These instructions worked perfectly for me. Once I installed 1.5, I used the Java Preferences in OS X – /Applications/Utilities/Java Preferences to make 1.5 default. A Java update will probably break this,
I had some flaky issue with Subclipse where it could not communicate with one particular repository with https. Everything worked fine with straight svn at the command line and through the browser, but no dice in Eclipse. After many agonizing hours (as very little of this was clear from logs, error messages, etc… I had
When I first installed Clojure, I had a working java environment on OS X, so all I had to do was download the clojure jars. Then I ran the REPL with java -cp clojure.jar clojure.main That got packaged into a shell script, clj, which was added to my path and chmod +x so that I
JaxJug Unicode lightning talk Presented for JaxJug, April 15, 2009.