Here are a few highlights of the last few weeks of comp.lang.lisp.
Peter Siebel posted chapter 32, the last one in his upcoming book, to his website. “In this chapter I touch on a few topics not given full coverage elsewhere in the book such as finding libraries, packaging Lisp applications, and optimization so there's some technical meat (i.e. opportunities for technical errors).”
Marco Baringer announced version 0.3.5 of the web app framework UnCommon Web.
Erik Enge advertised for a Lisp programmer.
The project is a webapp, HTML in the front, SQL or somesuch in the back and some Common Lisp in the middle. You will be responsible for translating the customer's requirements into software and you will be working alone most of the time. The customer is a mortgage company and the application must handle mortgage applications and the workflow around them; nothing exciting or exotic.
The amount of work is probably enough to fill two full months but perhaps less or more; it's hard to tell at this point.
Joel Reymont's road to Lisp sounds like the beginning of a novel co-written by Tom Clancy, Elmore Leonard and Kent Pitman.
I nominate Edi Weitz as architect of the Lisp Emergency Broadcast network, when we finally decide we need one. No lispers will be left behind when it comes to knowing about the European Lisp meeting in Amsterdam goes. For some of us the getting there part may be a little more difficult.
Speakers include the following:
Peter Siebel challenges comp.lang.lisp readers to write a three-pane desktop RSS/Atom reader in Lisp, hopefully better than the 150-line Groovy implementation described in this O'Reilly Network article on the bloglines API.
I don't think that will happen unless someone uses McCLIM, OpenMCL's Cocoa integration, or Java integration. And only one of those options will lead to something non-ugly.Posted by jjwiseman at February 13, 2005 07:50 PM