Lisp Course for Beginners


Lisp is a programming language with a long history - it's actually one of the oldest languages - and the reputation of being very sophisticated. A rep accompanied by the anxiety that it is hard to learn, too hard some think. This is a course that simplifies the study of Lisp. Lisp the easy way!


Target Group:
Participants should have experience with at least one other programming or scripting language.

Content:
Lisp is an old language. Actually, it is the second oldest of those programming languages which are still widespread use nowadays, only Fortran is older.
But Lisp is still a modern language: With implementations like sbcl and closure (for Java) it is possible to design and create modern applications that are as fast as any other programming language, even C.

There is a huge library available for Lisp, especially if you are using Common-Lisp.
Another advantage of Lisp is that is is multi-paradigm. Unlike Java the user is not forced to write Object Oriented Code.
  • History and idea of Lisp
  • Lisp dialects
  • A first start
  • Atoms
  • Lists
  • Lisp Functions
  • List Functions
  • Compiling Code
  • Editing Lisp Files
  • Basic I/O
  • Formatted Output
  • Predicates
  • Sequential Execution
  • Conditionals
  • Macros
  • Operators
  • A Lot about Loops and Looping
  • Debugger and Debugging
  • Mapping Functions
  • Tree Functions
  • Destructive and nondestructive Functions
  • The Art of Copying Lists


Is there a way to formulate the fascination of Lisp in a more beautiful way than George Boole did: "That language is an instrument of human reason, and not merely a medium for the expression of thought, is a truth generally admitted."


Dates:
  • From Mon, 18th Aug, 2014 until Fri, 22nd Aug, 2014 (5 days)
  • From Mon, 3rd Nov, 2014 until Fri, 7th Nov, 2014 (5 days)
  • From Mon, 1st Dec, 2014 until Fri, 5th Dec, 2014 (5 days)

Duration of the course:
5 days

The fees for this Programming course per day:

Toronto, Canada:
$509 per day (exclusive of HST)
Lake Constance, Hemmenhofen, Germany:
€359 per day (exclusive of VAT)
plus € 90 for full board and lodging in 4 star hotel
Berlin, Germany:
€390 per day (exclusive of VAT)
London, England:
£390 per day (exclusive of VAT)


Attention:

The price comprises:
  • Handouts,
  • a Lisp book
  • board and lodgings in a beautiful 4-star hotel right on the shores of Lake Constance

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