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Benjamin Oakes

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Hi, I'm Ben Oakes and this is my geek blog. Currently, I'm a Ruby/JavaScript Developer at Liaison. Previously, I was a Developer at Continuity and Hedgeye, a Research Assistant in the Early Social Cognition Lab at Yale University and a student at the University of Iowa. I also organize, ICRuby, OpenHack Iowa City, and previously organized NewHaven.rb. I have an amazing wife named Danielle Oakes.

Useing You’re Type’s Good

by Ben

Useing You’re Type’s Good — Destroy All Software Talks

Via Chris Ortman on the Slack.

A Huge List of Free Programming Books

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A Huge List of Free Programming Books.

Lots of topics. Not all are suitable for offline- or tablet-reading (web-only). Many PDFs are marked with “(PDF)”.

Java 8 has lambdas?

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Everything about Java 8 – TechEmpower Blog.

There are other new features… but this doesn’t look like Java code to me:

(x, y) -> x + y

Good to know that lambdas will be available, though! If it’s in Java, it must be mainstream. :)