Highlighting Haskell

In March 2012, I discovered the Codea app, allowing coding on an iPad, and the Lua programming language, its foundation. That was the unlikely seed for discovering the functional programming language Haskell in late 2013: a Codea discussion mentioned Project Euler and Haskell solutions to its problems. In particular, a one-line solution for Problem 9: […]

Rebuilding a Mac mini

In January 2012, I wanted to learn Apple’s Objective-C programming language, so I bought a basic Mac mini and a book. The Mac was a ‘mid 2011’ model, configured with a 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5 processor, 2 GB of RAM and a 500 GB hard drive. The book was Programming in Objective-C by Stephen […]

Experiments with IIS and PHP

After many years of hand-tooling HTML, I bit the bullet and installed WordPress. That has sparked an interest in PHP, the server-side scripting language. I needed a local copy to experiment with. Turning on IIS First, I needed web server software. The operating system on my PC is currently 64-bit Windows 10 and Windows comes […]