Fire in the Valley

I just wanted to remind everyone that Fire in the Valley, the seminal history of the personal computer, is available here. So if you missed the first edition back in 1984 or the second edition in 2000, you can read the latest edition, in which Paul Freiberger and I bring the story to a close, telling the whole life story of the personal computer from its birth to its recent death.

Or if you prefer listening, there’s an audiobook version.

Did I Mention…

My functional programming book is now on sale?

Functional programming is where it’s at. But different languages emphasize different approaches to functional programming. Some bolt functional capabilities onto an existing framework, some are built to be functional from the ground up. What would be nice is a book that explores functional thinking and functional style and idioms across different languages.

My book does that, through articles drawn from PragPub magazine. Led by expert guides, you’ll discover the distinct strengths and approaches of Clojure, Elixir, Haskell, Scala, and Swift and learn which best suits your needs.

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Functional Programming: A PragPub Anthology

My functional programming book is now on sale!

Explore functional thinking and functional style and idioms across different languages, through these articles drawn from PragPub magazine, plus articles written specifically for this book. Led by expert guides, you’ll discover the distinct strengths and approaches of Clojure, Elixir, Haskell, Scala, and Swift and learn which best suits your needs.

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