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by Jacques Chester
Fri Jul 25, 2008 11:40 pm
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: Common Lisp Quick Reference
Replies: 1
Views: 2754

Re: Common Lisp Quick Reference

Serves me right for posting before reading -- I saw the same thing and posted a link in Books & Resources :lol:
by Jacques Chester
Fri Jul 25, 2008 11:39 pm
Forum: Books and Resources
Topic: Common Lisp Quick Reference
Replies: 2
Views: 9754

Common Lisp Quick Reference

by Jacques Chester
Wed Jul 09, 2008 8:29 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Mindless Link Propagation
Replies: 1
Views: 3176

Mindless Link Propagation

I argue that shared hosting is going to die out. If I'm right, that could be good news for Lisp-based web apps.

I'd be interested in getting feedback.
by Jacques Chester
Mon Jul 07, 2008 12:16 am
Forum: Books and Resources
Topic: Any book/resources on Requirements Specs?
Replies: 7
Views: 15467

Re: Any book/resources on Requirements Specs?

I suppose I should add that the beauty of this is that Redmine and Trac can recognise issue numbers in source code checkins. In Requirements there's a lot of talk about traceability -- that you should be able to justify any code or test with a requirement, use case or business rule. It sounds fine i...
by Jacques Chester
Mon Jul 07, 2008 12:12 am
Forum: Books and Resources
Topic: Any book/resources on Requirements Specs?
Replies: 7
Views: 15467

Re: Any book/resources on Requirements Specs?

At the moment we use it internally. Redmine (and I think most of what follows applies to Trac also) allows you to define custom fields for issue trackers. So for instance I have a Use Cases tracker with fields for the Primary Actor, Goal, Success Guarantees etc. Then I put the body of the use case i...
by Jacques Chester
Thu Jul 03, 2008 7:07 pm
Forum: Books and Resources
Topic: Any book/resources on Requirements Specs?
Replies: 7
Views: 15467

Re: Any book/resources on Requirements Specs?

I've usually worked from Software Requirements by Karl Wiegers. He promotes a lot of commercial tools, but at work we're experimenting with using Redmine (a Trac-alike) to store and track all our requirements.
by Jacques Chester
Thu Jul 03, 2008 7:04 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: website mini-logo (the one in the toolbar)
Replies: 24
Views: 19608

Re: website mini-logo (the one in the toolbar)

AKA the favicon ;)
by Jacques Chester
Thu Jul 03, 2008 12:07 am
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: What are you doing in Common Lisp lately?
Replies: 26
Views: 27518

Re: What are you doing in Common Lisp lately?

Learning it, essentially. I'm sick of reading articles about how it's awesome, will find me women and stitch up my socks etc etc. Instead I want to be in a position to nod knowingly, and stroke a deservedly-earned beard of wisdom. Also, I've expressed thoughts about writing the Last And Bestest Blog...
by Jacques Chester
Wed Jul 02, 2008 11:58 pm
Forum: Other Tools
Topic: What is the best git tutorial out there?
Replies: 6
Views: 15342

Re: What is the best git tutorial out there?

I've heard good things about the PeepCode stuff on git. They have a introductory screencast and an ebook about git internals. I've been meaning to pick them up.

I prefer the classic command-and-subcommand pattern of svn, mercurial et al; but git has too much momentum to be ignored at this stage.
by Jacques Chester
Sun Jun 29, 2008 8:35 pm
Forum: Books and Resources
Topic: What's your favorite book about Lisp?
Replies: 34
Views: 58173

Re: What's your favorite book about Lisp?

I'm working through ANSI Common Lisp as my holiday project. What it has over PCL is exercises, but the two books have different coverage of what is a pretty ginormous language.

I've found this site useful as a reference when I've finished my own solutions to the exercises.