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Rich Hickey on becoming a better developer

Rich Hickey • 3 years ago

Sorry, I have to disagree with the entire premise here.

A wide variety of experiences might lead to well-roundedness, but not to greatness, nor even goodness. By constantly switching from one thing to another you are always reaching above your comfort zone, yes, but doing so by resetting your skill and knowledge level to zero.

Mastery comes from a combination of at least several of the following:

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using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Data;
using System.Data.SqlClient;
using System.Linq;
using Fasterflect; // http://nuget.org/packages/fasterflect -- PM> Install-Package fasterflect
namespace Overby.Data
{
public class BulkInsertEventArgs<T> : EventArgs
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I like Learn You a Haskell as a reference and cheat-sheet but I found it a little slow for learning Haskell.

Here's my recommended order for just learning Haskell:

http://www.seas.upenn.edu/~cis194/lectures.html Brent Yorgey's course is the best I've found so far and replaces both Yann Esposito's HF&H and the NICTA course. This course is particularly valuable as it will not only equip you to write Haskell but also help you understand parser combinators.

Real World Haskell is available online. (Thanks bos!)

I recommend RWH as a reference (thick book). The chapters for parsing and monads are great for getting a sense for where monads are useful. Other people have said that they've liked it a lot. Perhaps a good follow-up for practical idioms after you've got the essentials of Haskell down?

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public class StructureMapDependencyResolver : ServiceLocatorImplBase
{
private const string StructuremapNestedContainerKey = "Structuremap.Nested.Container";
public IContainer Container { get; set; }
private HttpContextBase HttpContext
{
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// All the user to register where the context comes from