September 30, 2009

A better way to do screencasts

My friend Paddy Mullen recently released TerminalCast, a sort of online ttyrec player with synced audio (it is in fact based on a full in-browser JavaScript reimplementation of rxvt). This lets you do non-blurry screencast tutorials with full copy-and-paste support. I'm planning to make a Lisp web tutorial sometime in the near future.

Paddy will be giving a talk about TerminalCast at the next LispNYC meeting on October 13.

September 21, 2009

New Parenscript release.

A new version of Parenscript has just been released (see the official release announcement for some more details). This release fixes a number of issues (among them poor compilation speed due to terrible choice of implementation on the part of yours truly, for which I have recently been called a lot of bad names in the Russian Lisp blog world).

September 2, 2009

Eager Future

I just put up the project page for Eager Future, a library for concurrent programming with composable, eager futures (see this LtU discussion of what that means).

Eager Future is a rewrite of Marijn Haverbeke's PCall library (I've blogged about PCall and extending it with support for composition before). Unlike PCall, Eager Future executes futures eagerly, which lets you use the futures composition mechanism for soft real-time programming.

Coders at Work

Slashdot just ran my review of Peter Seibel's Coders at Work. The book comes out next week. Bottom line: pre-order you copy now!