Sunday, October 28, 2007
I mentioned previously the Reddit Clone with Hunchentoot webcast that Eric Normand had made. It was nice, but there was no sound and the video was a bit "fuzzy" on Goggle video. He has now moved the video to his own site. The video quality is much better and he's also added sound (which makes it a lot easier to follow the actions in the video). The site is called LispCast and he currently has three episodes available for viewing:
- Episode 1: Writing a simple Reddit clone in Common Lisp
- Episode 2: acceptance tests
- Episode 3: refactoring
- To enhance the code quality and clarity of existing Lisp programmers.
- By engaging the community in discussion over the common experience of watching an application come into existence
- By exposing programmers to other styles of programming
- By introducing programmers to libraries available to everyone
- By teaching principles of modern programming practices
- To introduce Common Lisp to those programmers who are interested.
- By providing simple examples of software development, from the rough beginnings to the final touches on the code
- By explaining some of the syntax and semantics of Common Lisp
- By exposing the viewer to software written in a Lispy style
- To gain acceptance of Common Lisp as a modern, relevant language in the programming community.
- By providing visual proof that Lisp can be used for modern application development
- By showing that the modern programming methodologies work well (and sometimes better) with Common Lisp
- By giving evidence of the power and expressivity of Common Lisp
A very commendable set of goals - I look forward to watching future episodes!