[Chicago] Best programming / dev book in 2015

Aisha Halim aishahalim at gmail.com
Thu Dec 10 10:03:24 EST 2015

Excellent side advice...I'll have to try it with the video lectures next
time. Watching videos is a bit difficult but from the first lecture I
watched it's a lot more content than the book alone.

Little Schemer seems tame but a note taking and plugging it into the scheme
(or whatever other language you're doing it with) interpreter is the way to

>Maybe too comfy, and maybe too cushy: I eventually hit a point where it
felt like, I've been doing these same things for so long, everything
feels the same and non-challenging.  That's a good sense that it's time
to mine yak hair in ye old lisp rabbit hole.

That's what drew me to these books. These are awesome for anyone in a rut.

On Thu, Dec 10, 2015, 8:22 AM sheila miguez <shekay at pobox.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Dec 9, 2015 at 6:35 PM, Christopher Allan Webber <
> cwebber at dustycloud.org> wrote:
>>    user, use Emacs + Geiser + Guile; if not, use Racket which ships with
>>    DrRacket).  The book is conversational, and you'll find that every
> Based on Chris's advice I got the Realm of Racket which is in the style of
> Land of Lisp. Maybe it will be on the list of books next year.
> http://realmofracket.com/
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