Wednesday, July 18, 2007


I don't want to turn this blog into a place where I just dump links to smarter people's blogs, but I haven't posted in awhile and I also don't want this thing to die the death that my first post so accurately predicts. At least not yet.

So here I am, transforming myself into a Link-Whore. I suppose there are worse things, like Assistant Link-Whore. Apparently I'm stealing jokes now too; this will not end well.

Anywho, I came across a blog post today which kind of blew my mind. This is probably basic stuff for a lot of people, but if I can reach even one other guy like me then its worth being called a n00b or something.

The post describes the Big Three higher-order functions: Filter, Map, and Reduce. I've often written the types of methods that these functions clean up, and I've even had the foresight to understand that I was doing the same things over again, and that there had to be a better way. But until today, I've never come across it. Likely I wasn't looking hard enough, which is my bad, but better late than never, as they say.

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