Jambda 0.1

I just released Jambda on Github, a small project in which Johan Kullbom and Joakim Ohlrogge has taught me all I can absorb about functional programming. I have mostly contributed with documentation using my tool Bumblebee in order to learn the concepts. The code is mostly written by Johan.

Jambda is a small Java library with typesafe implementations of options, unions, curryable functions, and a bunch of sequence functionality, like map, fold and filter.

The result is also a rather interesting use of Java generics where we probably have pushed the generics implementation to the limit (I say “we” but mostly I mean Johan).

The documentation is available here. Check it out! Any feedback is welcome.


Pancake programming

About an hour ago I was again making pancakes while programming. 1 minute in the pan on each side for programming time, then 20 seconds of flipping our pouring in a new one as break or retrospective. This resembles the Pomodoro Technique, but at a much higher frequency.

I found the rhythm rather comfortable. I want to believe that in an uncertain environment short feedback cycles are more beneficial than longer, and I wasn’t quite sure where to go with the code at the time.

There could also be some primal resonance with the 1 min 20 sec period, but I haven’t done any research on that.

It could also be that I have a brain disorder, but I’ll ignore that possibility for now.