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Interactive Kotlin with kscript and fswatch

Experimenting with snippets of code and getting rapid feedback is an effective way to get up to speed with a new language or library. I’ve been playing around with Kotlin and Λrrow at work this week, so have been looking for tools that help achieve this workflow. Worksheets in IntelliJ provide some of this functionality, but personally I prefer the immediacy of a text editor and the command line for this kind of thing.

Using the iPad as an IDE

I’ve been working through Aaron Bedra’s set of clojure koans recently in an effort to improve my functional programming skills and try something new. I’ve found it difficult to make time at my desk for this, so I set up a development environment on my iPad. It’s worked surprisingly well, so I thought I’d share my setup.