Ola Bini on Java, Lisp, Ruby and AI

Use presence


~7 years ago by Ola Bini on Ola Bini on Java, Lisp, Ruby and AI.
One of the things you quite often see in Rails code bases is code like this: do_something if !foo.blank? or unless foo.blank? do_something end Sometimes...

Blog about the future of the Internet


~7 years ago by Ola Bini on Ola Bini on Java, Lisp, Ruby and AI.
I have decided I have several things related to Wikileaks, the future of the Internet and other related things that I want to write about. However, that...

The End of the Free Internet - Panel tomorrow


~7 years ago by Ola Bini on Ola Bini on Java, Lisp, Ruby and AI.
Tomorrow evening (Wednesday, Dec 8, 2010) at 8:15pm EST, Rebecca Parsons, Tim Bray and Marc Rotenberg will participate in a panel discussion hosted by The...

Boycotting Amazon and PayPal


~7 years ago by Ola Bini on Ola Bini on Java, Lisp, Ruby and AI.
After the events the last week I see no other alternative but to boycott Amazon and PayPal. I wanted to just very quickly make a note here that I have closed...

Language features at the Emerging Languages camp


over 7 years ago by Ola Bini on Ola Bini on Java, Lisp, Ruby and AI.
As I’ve covered in several blog posts, I visited the Emerging Languages camp last week. It was an interesting experience for many reasons, and some...

The JVM Language Summit 2010


over 7 years ago by Ola Bini on Ola Bini on Java, Lisp, Ruby and AI.
I’ve just come back from three days in Santa Clara, spending time with some of the brightest people in the Java world - the JVM language summit is truly...

Life in the time of Java 7


over 7 years ago by Ola Bini on Ola Bini on Java, Lisp, Ruby and AI.
I’m currently in the process of implementing Seph, and I’ve reached an inflection point. This point is the last responsible moment to choose what I...

Preannouncing Seph


over 7 years ago by Ola Bini on Ola Bini on Java, Lisp, Ruby and AI.
I’ve been dropping a few hints and mentions the last few weeks, and I thought it was about time that I took some time to preannounce a new project Iâ...

Questioning the reality of generics


over 7 years ago by Ola Bini on Ola Bini on Java, Lisp, Ruby and AI.
I’ve been meaning to write about this for a while, since I keep saying this and people keep getting surprised. Now maybe I’m totally wrong here, and...

Emerging Languages camp - day 2


over 7 years ago by Ola Bini on Ola Bini on Java, Lisp, Ruby and AI.
The second day of Emerging Languages camp was at least as good as the first day. We also managed to squeeze in four more talks, since everybode agreed that...