JS and Scheme, the similarities

The resemblance between JS and Scheme is not surprising considering that Scheme was one of the major influences for the JS language.

SICP Section 2.2: New ideas and thoughts about programming

5 things to learn from the SICP book

SICP Section 2.1 : Thoughts

Alhamdulillaah I wrapped up this section a few days ago - 13 of the solutions are here (if you are curious enough); the other three need proofs and I wasn't in the 'mood' for too much interval arithmetic. So what did I learn? 1. More Scheme This chapter introduced the concept of cons, car and cdr  for manipulating pairs … Continue reading SICP Section 2.1 : Thoughts

SICP Section 1.3 : Thoughts and Concepts

This section exposed me to the full power and beauty of functional programming. The expressiveness of using functions as values is awesome. For example, a sum of cubes function can use a sum function which itself relies on a reduce function. Think of higher order differentiation in mathematics and you do get the idea. An interesting concept involves … Continue reading SICP Section 1.3 : Thoughts and Concepts

5 things I have gained from SICP: Section 1.2

What I learnt from Chapter 1.2 of the SICP book. A needed pause to reflect on knowledge gained before diving into 1.3.

Reading the SICP BOOK

I have been longing to read the Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs (SICP) for a long time - a lot of great programmers tout it as one of the 'books' to read. In May I completed JS Allonge (a somewhat challenging read but got to understand the Y-combinator Alhamdulillaah) and I felt it was a good time … Continue reading Reading the SICP BOOK