Elm makes me happy
Java 8 makes some functional programming ideas available to the rest of us, using Lambda, function references and a streaming style (map, filter, replace etc.):
What’s new in Java 8
Announcing a little open source project that I have built at work and been allowed to publish Freely.
git-history-data analyses a Git source code repository and dumps out data in a form that is easy to analyse.
I wrote an article demonstrating how to use it to find out some interesting information about the codebase of Git itself and got it published on IBM DeveloperWorks Open:
Learning about the Git codebase using git-history-data.
I got sick of not having
Vim as my text editor for emails in Claws Mail but GVim makes my eyes bleed so I wanted proper Vim-in-a-terminal as my editor, which was not particularly straightforward.
The proper incantation was to make a script in my PATH called terminal-vim like this:
mate-terminal --disable-factory -x vim -f "$@"
(gnome-terminal should work similarly if you’re in GNOME.)
and to set it as my external editor in Claws Mail by going to Configuration, Preferences, External Programs, and setting Text Editor to
Then under Writing in Preferences, I ticked the box “Automatically launch the external editor” and all is well.
Taking all the Git understanding we’ve developed through the
series on Git and applying it to how to work on and contribute to projects on GitHub and similar systems like GitLab: