OCaml Briefly

“This document gives you a brief tour of OCaml. It covers a rather small selection of features; the selection has been based on what features I personally think represent OCaml the best.

This document does very little to explain use-cases for the selected features but rather focuses on syntax. For a more in-depth coverage of all of these features I recommend reading the OCaml Document and User’s Manual and Real World OCaml.

For each feature there is a small explanation of the syntax, some examples, and links for further reading. As such this document is ideal for someone who wants to get a taste of the features of OCaml or who want to learn more about a specific feature…”



Eric Mead: The magic of the placebo

“Sugar pills, injections of nothing — studies show that, more often than you’d expect, placebos really work. At TEDMED, magician Eric Mead does a trick to prove that, even when you know something’s not real, you can still react as powerfully as if it is. (Warning: This talk is not suitable for viewers who are disturbed by needles or blood.) …”

Wt, C++ Web Toolkit

“Wt (pronounced as witty) is a C++ library for developing web applications.

The API is widget-centric and uses well-tested patterns of desktop GUI development tailored to the web. To the developer, it offers abstraction of many web-specific implementation details, including client-server protocols (HTTP, Ajax, WebSockets), and frees the developer from tedious JavaScript manipulations of HTML and dealing with cross-browser issues. Instead, with Wt, you can focus on actual functionality with a rich set of feature-complete widgets…”


The L.i.S.P book and code

“The exact title of this book stands for “Lisp in Small Pieces”. This book covers Lisp, Scheme and other related dialects, their interpretation, semantics and compilation. To sum it up in a few figures: 500 pages, 11 chapters, 11 interpreters and 2 compilers.

This book was first written in French. It was published by InterÉditions, under title “Les Langages Lisp“. See exact bibliographic reference or cover page . Unfortunately this edition is now out of press. A new (slightly revised) edition will be issued by February 2007. It will bear a new title “Principes d’implantation de Scheme et Lisp“. See Paracamplus for more details.

The book also exists in English, published by Cambridge University Press, under title “Lisp in Small Pieces” (£40.00/$49.95). See exact bibliographic reference or cover page.

The programs of this book are available on the net. These programs used to run with some Scheme systems around 1994…”