March 15, 2016

When your geekiest dreams come true...

March 15, 2016 (075/366)

It's like this book was written for me!
I can't even begin to explain, so I'll let the book speak for itself:

"What if William Shakespeare were asked to generate the Fibonacci series or Jane Austen had to write a factorial program? In If Hemingway Wrote JavaScript, author Angus Croll imagines short JavaScript programs as written by famous wordsmiths[*]. The result is a peculiar and charming combination of prose, poetry, and programming.

The best authors are those who obsess about language and the same goes for JavaScript developers. To master either craft, you must experiment with language to develop your own style, your own idioms, and your own expressions. To that end, If Hemingway Wrote JavaScript playfully bridges the worlds of programming and literature for the literary geek in all of us."

*Ernest Hemingway, William Shakespeare, André Breton (in translation), Roberto Bolaño, Dan Brown, Edgar Allan Poe, Jack Kerouac, Jane Austen, Samuel Johnson, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, James Joyce, J.D. Salinger, Tupac Shakur, Virginia Woolf, Geoffrey Chaucer, Vladimir Nabokov, Dylan Thomas, Jorge Luis Borges, Lewis Carrol, Douglas Adams, Charles Dickens, David Foster Wallace, Walt Whitman, Sylvia Plath, Italo Calvino, J.K. Rowling, Arundhati Roy, and Franz Kafka

If Hemingway were to generate the Fibonocci serices