Building LatestPapers.com

Submitted by Ben on Fri, 31/03/2017 - 20:29
A couple of weeks ago, I decided that I'd like to keep up with cutting-edge research, at least in a very small way, and in a few specific areas. I thought it would be a good thing to read a scientific paper each day, to give me something to think about, and give me ideas which might inspire me to find new solutions for work problems. So I went online to find the a site which could keep me up to date. But there wasn't anything. I recently put the open beta of LatestPapers.com online. Read more about what it is and how it's built.

Finding a Minimum Set of Languages to Learn All Programming Paradigms (2017 Update!)

Submitted by Ben on Sun, 15/01/2017 - 12:49
A few years ago, I was wondering how easy it would be to learn, or at least *experience*, every type of programming language style. So I ran a quick experiment. I used a simple algorithm against the data on Wikipedia's programming pages, designed to find the smallest set of languages which would expose me to the full set of programming paradigms. The results were interesting, and fun, the article which I wrote about it was pretty popular. I've revisited the problem in 2017, with some interesting results!