Hi, I’m Jesse Alama. I’ve been hacking Scheme and Lisp since 1996 and got into Racket in 2014. And I love building web sites. I maintain several Racket packages, most of them having something to do with the web.
I made Server: Racket out of my enthusiasm for the Racket web server and my desire to help other web developers work effectively with the Racket web server. Later I published a short introduction to the language called Racket Weekend (the name is intended to suggest that the course takes just a couple of days). After initially not really understanding what
language-oriented programming is, I decided to dig into the concept and interview fellow Racket programmers who had done work on making their own languages. The result is Language-oriented Programming in Racket: A Cultural Anthropology, a wide-ranging collection of interviews about language-oriented programming.
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