I was looking through some of my old posts, and started reading one that I wrote for Java, and I just didn’t like it. So, I’ve decided to go through and rewrite a bunch of the old posts (I’ll keep the old ones as they are), updating them to Kotlin. In some, I may even put the old Java code in just to show how much nicer Kotlin makes it.
I’ll try to get the Java/Kotlin version of the DocRaptor article written soon. Also, I’m in talks with another website to write paid posts for their blog. If I get to, I’ll share links to the articles I post there.
I’m also in talks with Apress to write a second edition of my book, Python Descriptors. Changes will mostly be adding content on the
__set_name__() method added to the descriptor protocol in 3.6 as well as a full chapter on my instance–level properties idea. Other than that, I’ll be going through and just cleaning up the writing in general if I spot anything. I’ll probably also simplify the flow charts. At the same time, I’ll be putting together a talk on Python Descriptors that I hope to give at That Conference this year.
Overall, I’m feeling the push to get back to writing. Hopefully, I can keep up with it.
Okay, so you may know that I recently got a new job, and because of it, I moved to a new area. Well, I’m fairly settled in now and will start to post again. It still won’t be completely regular. First, I’m still working on my next book. Second, I’m still trying to figure out what activities I’m going to be regularly scheduling into my life at the end of the day. This blog will be a part of that for sure (I’ve got a few ideas I really want to get out!), but I do still need to focus on my book.
This Saturday, I’ve got a new post lined up for you, so get hyped and check it out!
Yeah, I did it again; I went several weeks (more than a month!) without posting anything. This time, it’s not laziness, I promise 🙂
I started a new book! This book will be on how design patterns evolve when functional programming (specifically first class functions and lambdas) mix in with an object-oriented language. I’ve already got several chapters written!
I also got a new job! I’ve been pretty much unemployed (and underemployed) since July of last year (so, for over a year now), but I finally found a job! It’s an exciting opportunity, but I have to move 2.5 hours away, so a lot of my life will also be devoted to getting ready for that.
I have a few blog posts planned out for you guys, and maybe I’ll get to them soon, but don’t expect anything before I’m done settling in, early in September.
Lastly, I’d like to get my spare book copies out, so I’ll just go with the simplest way to get rid of them: ask for them in the comments! I have 8 left. Just comment below, include your email address, and I’ll contact you privately to get your shipping details. This is first-come-first-serve.
Everyone, come celebrate with me; my last post about how Java 8 Streams work was my 50th post on this blog!
It’s not a huge milestone, but it’s a milestone nonetheless. Thank you to all you readers out there that have followed my blog and given helpful comments. Again, thank you! Also, have a Merry Christmas (or Happy Whichever-Holiday-You-Celebrate)!