[Freelance Traveller] January 2015 ready for download!

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[Freelance Traveller] January 2015 ready for download!

Postby FreeTrav » Wed Jan 21, 2015 1:28 am

We're running quite the bit behind, this month, but at long last, we're posted! Freelance Traveller's first issue of 2015 is ready and waiting for you to download and read!

This month's featured adventure is Dave Nelson's "Building Security" (originally published under the title "It Beats Shoveling Shemdur in Aramanx, Barely").

January 2015 also introduces a new feature, "Traveller By the Byte", where we print the source code for a small (maybe medium-sized) Traveller-related program.

We also have the usual assortment of reviews, stories, adventures, and ship designs for your enjoyment!

Download it at the usual place:
http://www.freelancetraveller.com/magazine/

Perma-link to this issue:
http://www.freelancetraveller.com/magazine/2015-01/

Because we're so far behind schedule this month, we're combining the February and March issues - so in about a month, we'll be bringing you a double helping of our usual fare, hopefully for your pleasure!
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Re: [Freelance Traveller] January 2015 ready for download!

Postby ShawnDriscoll » Wed Jan 21, 2015 2:23 am

Yey for APL.
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Postby FreeTrav » Wed Jan 21, 2015 10:23 am

ShawnDriscoll wrote:Yey for APL.
What, you don't likie Egyptian hieroglyphics as a write-only programming language? :)
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Re: [Freelance Traveller] January 2015 ready for download!

Postby ShawnDriscoll » Wed Jan 21, 2015 5:44 pm

FreeTrav wrote:
ShawnDriscoll wrote:Yey for APL.
What, you don't likie Egyptian hieroglyphics as a write-only programming language? :)
It seems appropriate to use a computer language that was used when Traveller was just a baby. And COBOL and FORTRAN listings would fill up the newsletter. Ha!
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Re: [Freelance Traveller] January 2015 ready for download!

Postby hdan » Wed Jan 21, 2015 8:45 pm

The APL thing warms my geeky heart. I'm not an APL fan myself, but I've written enough FORTH and Haskell traveller utilities to root for another underdog. ;)
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Re: [Freelance Traveller] January 2015 ready for download!

Postby FreeTrav » Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:20 pm

ShawnDriscoll wrote:
FreeTrav wrote:
ShawnDriscoll wrote:Yey for APL.
What, you don't like Egyptian hieroglyphics as a write-only programming language? :)
It seems appropriate to use a computer language that was used when Traveller was just a baby. And COBOL and FORTRAN listings would fill up the newsletter. Ha!
COBOL certainly would, because of the DOCUMENTATION DIVISION. being so verbose without actually doing anything. FORTRAN can be concise, just like BASIC. That's why the idea for TBtB is that they're small-to-medium programs; something large and monolithic like GAL really would fill an issue or three on its own.

OTOH, APL does have potential for framing a domain-specific language, and the Traveller APL Workspace is actually sorta on the edge of that.
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Re: [Freelance Traveller] January 2015 ready for download!

Postby FreeTrav » Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:25 pm

hdan wrote:The APL thing warms my geeky heart. I'm not an APL fan myself, but I've written enough FORTH and Haskell traveller utilities to root for another underdog. ;)
Ooo, FORTH! Another language to play with that you can still find. And another candidate for domain-specific languages.

/me finds it somewhat entertaining that old languages and old systems implement concepts that have become 'in' only comparatively recently, with shiny new labels ('domain-specific language', 'functional programming', ...), and grafting (badly) the idea onto the root stock of C.
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Postby Gypsy Knights Games » Fri Jan 23, 2015 1:58 am

Thanks for the excellent reviews. The kind words are much appreciated.

Hopefully, we'll see you at TravellerCon again this year!
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