What's up everyone!
Just doing a little introduction of myself since I think I'm going to be sticking around for a while. My name is Eric and I'm in college (going into my senior year). At college I am studying Computer Science with a concentration in Advanced Computing. I guess you can say I'm an okay programmer. Mostly in school we learn Java with a little bit of PHP, C/C++ and even less in languages such as Lisp. Soooo... this summer I am setting out on an adventure into the Land Of Lisp (yes, I am aware that is a name of a book). I want to spend a lot of my free time learning Common Lisp and trying to get a better overall understanding of how it works and functional programming as a whole (with side effects).
I've picked out 3 or 4 books that I'd like to get through. I believe these will give me a thorough introduction and maybe send me towards a rank of "intermediate" when it comes to CL. These are the book I've got planned:
1. Land Of Lisp (about 300 pages deep into this one already) (Barski)
2. Practical Common Lisp (Seibel)
3. ANSI Common Lisp (Graham)
4. Object-Oriented Programming in Common Lisp: A Progammer's Guide to CLOS (Keene)
and If I have time I would like to get started with On Lisp (Graham)
I've got a lot of reading and coding planned for this summer, so expect to see me around. Let me know what you're all up to, maybe we can do something collaborative!