April 2020 - Ravi Desai


Problem statement (rant) I don’t like JIRA’s web-UI. It’s a gigantic program that takes up an unnecessary amount of time to load and function. The initial page-load is slow. Subsequent page loads (as I navigate through the program) are slow. And all of this to serve up a glorified to-do list. It’s rude of the […]

Valuable books on programming

Thinking Forth This book was written in 1984, and is one of the greatest books I’ve read on computer programming practice (as opposed to theory). It’s one the books I wish I’d read 10 years ago. There is a lot in here, and I’m going to have to read it multiple times to truly assimilate […]

Exploring the Forth programming language

I enjoy reading about history, in particular programming history. A few months ago I discovered the Forth programming language, and fell into the rabbit hole. I knew about the Algol branch of programming languages, and the Lisp branch. Forth is a whole portion of programming history that I didn’t know even existed. This language is […]