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Moving This Blog to Github Pages
After a lot of (occasional) research and experimentation, I've finally found a new home for this blog, using Jekyll to create a static site served by Github pages.
Markdown vs. AsciiDoc
Markdown has a lot of users and tools, but it was pointed out that it's limited and has been forked, while AsciiDoc has an extensible architecture.
Scala Summit in Crested Butte, CO, September 15-19 2014
Come create conversation, generate ideas, hack projects, hike, fish and
mountain bike at the second annual Scala Summit! This year we hope to see the
leaves change and you'll experience the glorious autumn weather at 9,000 feet
in the Rocky Mountains.
A friend asked if I'd tried Ghost. I know of it, but it's confusing about what it can do.
Videos of Recent Presentations
On April 24, I spoke at the Craft conference in Budapest. On May 7, I spoke at the SF Scala user group. Here are links to the videos, along with my Reinventing Business presentation from last Summer's OSCON.
Atomic Scala eBook & Downloadable Hands-On Java eSeminar
I've been doing a lot of media production in recent months and the efforts have borne fruit: I've created my first full-fledged eBook (after lots of research) and I've reworked the Hands-On Java eSeminar so it's now a download instead of mailing a CD.
The Scala Summit in Crested Butte, August 19-21
This is the first iteration of an event we hope to evolve into something like The Java Posse Roundup, but with hiking and mountain biking instead of snow activities. We already have an impressive list of name-brand attendees.
Windows 8 is ... Not So Bad
After a lot of trepidation because of bad press, I've rapidly come to prefer Windows 8 over Windows 7. Because an equivalent-horsepower Mac is 3 times the cost of a Windows 8 machine, I'm moving back to Windows.
Beautiful Soup 4 Now in Beta
If you do any HTML/XML processing, you've probably heard of this powerful and useful package. Download the latest beta and run it on your code to help debug it and make sure it does what you need!
Is Scala Only for Computer Scientists?
I'm not talking about the early adopters writing obscure code here -- that can probably be solved with a suitable style guide. I just debugged my way through an example that should have been trivial but I only figured out because: