Commit 12f5e83c authored by Neil Mather's avatar Neil Mather

Add content to the SICP page

Explaining why we choose to learn with SICP.
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"Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs"
"sicp.html"
`((h2 "Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs")
(p ,(centered-image "/images/sicp.jpeg" "SICP front cover")))))
(p "SICP, first published in 1985, is a classic of computer programming education.")
(p "The article " ,(link "Why Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs matters" "https://people.eecs.berkeley.edu/~bh/sicp.html") " provides a great overview of why SICP is still considered one of the best textbooks of computer science, even now, 30 years after it was first published.")
(blockquote "SICP is about standing back from the details to learn big-picture ways to think about the programming process.")
(p ,(centered-image "/images/sicp.jpeg" "SICP front cover")
(p "SICP uses Scheme as the programming language with which to explain its concepts.")
(blockquote "Another revolution was the choice of Scheme as the programming language. [...] It was very brave of Abelson and Sussman to teach their introductory course in the best possible language for teaching, paying no attention to complaints that all the jobs were in some other language. Once you learned the big ideas, they thought, and this is my experience also, learning another programming language isn't a big deal; it's a chore for a weekend.")
(p "At EvalApply, we are also interested in examining programming and technology in a wider societal context - and this is something that SICP has fostered, with its focus on ideas, not just implementations.")
(blockquote "The idea that computer science should be about ideas, not entirely about programming practice, has since widened to include non-technical ideas about the context and social implications of computing.")))))
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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?><feed xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom"><title>evalapply</title><id>https://evalapply.space/feed.xml</id><subtitle>Recent Posts</subtitle><updated>2019-07-21T23:33:49+0200</updated><link href="evalapply.space/feed.xml" rel="self" /><link href="evalapply.space" /><entry><title>First post!</title><id>https://evalapply.space/first-post.html</id><author><name>Eval Apply</name><email>lambda@evalapply.space</email></author><updated>2019-06-18T21:00:00+0200</updated><link href="https://evalapply.space/first-post.html" rel="alternate" /><summary type="html">&lt;p&gt;Hello, world!&lt;/p&gt;</summary></entry></feed>
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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?><feed xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom"><title>evalapply</title><subtitle>Recent Posts</subtitle><updated>2019-07-22T20:28:30+0100</updated><link href="evalapply.space/feed.xml" rel="self" /><link href="evalapply.space" /><entry><title>First post!</title><author><name>Eval Apply</name><email>lambda@evalapply.space</email></author><updated>2019-06-18T21:00:00+0100</updated><link href="/first-post.html" rel="alternate" /><summary type="html">&lt;p&gt;Hello, world!&lt;/p&gt;</summary></entry></feed>
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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?><feed xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom"><title>evalapply</title><id>https://evalapply.space/feeds/tags/hello.xml</id><subtitle>Tag: hello</subtitle><updated>2019-07-21T23:33:49+0200</updated><link href="evalapply.space/feeds/tags/hello.xml" rel="self" /><link href="evalapply.space" /><entry><title>First post!</title><id>https://evalapply.space/first-post.html</id><author><name>Eval Apply</name><email>lambda@evalapply.space</email></author><updated>2019-06-18T21:00:00+0200</updated><link href="https://evalapply.space/first-post.html" rel="alternate" /><summary type="html">&lt;p&gt;Hello, world!&lt;/p&gt;</summary></entry></feed>
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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?><feed xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom"><title>evalapply</title><subtitle>Tag: hello</subtitle><updated>2019-07-22T20:28:30+0100</updated><link href="evalapply.space/feeds/tags/hello.xml" rel="self" /><link href="evalapply.space" /><entry><title>First post!</title><author><name>Eval Apply</name><email>lambda@evalapply.space</email></author><updated>2019-06-18T21:00:00+0100</updated><link href="/first-post.html" rel="alternate" /><summary type="html">&lt;p&gt;Hello, world!&lt;/p&gt;</summary></entry></feed>
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<!DOCTYPE html><head><meta charset="utf-8" /><title>Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs — evalapply</title><link rel="stylesheet" href="/css/reset.css" /><link rel="stylesheet" href="/css/fonts.css" /><link rel="stylesheet" href="/css/evalapply.css" /></head><body><div class="container"><div class="nav"><ul><li><a href="/">EvalApply</a></li><li class="fade-text"> </li><li><a href="/sicp.html">SICP</a></li><li><a href="/resources.html">Resources</a></li><li><a href="/come-along.html">Come along</a></li><li><a href="/conduct.html">Code of conduct</a></li><li><a href="/contact.html">Contact</a></li></ul></div><h2>Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs</h2><p><img class="centered-image" src="/images/sicp.jpeg" alt="SICP front cover" /></p><footer class="text-center"><p class="copyright">© 2019 EvalApply<a class="cc-button" href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/"><img src="https://licensebuttons.net/l/by-sa/4.0/80x15.png" /></a></p><p>The text and images on this site are
<!DOCTYPE html><head><meta charset="utf-8" /><title>Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs — evalapply</title><link rel="stylesheet" href="/css/reset.css" /><link rel="stylesheet" href="/css/fonts.css" /><link rel="stylesheet" href="/css/evalapply.css" /></head><body><div class="container"><div class="nav"><ul><li><a href="/">EvalApply</a></li><li class="fade-text"> </li><li><a href="/sicp.html">SICP</a></li><li><a href="/resources.html">Resources</a></li><li><a href="/come-along.html">Come along</a></li><li><a href="/conduct.html">Code of conduct</a></li><li><a href="/contact.html">Contact</a></li></ul></div><h2>Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs</h2><p>SICP, first published in 1985, is a classic of computer programming education.</p><p>The article <a href="https://people.eecs.berkeley.edu/~bh/sicp.html">Why Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs matters</a> provides a great overview of why SICP is still considered one of the best textbooks of computer science, even now, 30 years after it was first published.</p><blockquote>SICP is about standing back from the details to learn big-picture ways to think about the programming process.</blockquote><p><img class="centered-image" src="/images/sicp.jpeg" alt="SICP front cover" /><p>SICP uses Scheme as the programming language with which to explain its concepts.</p><blockquote>Another revolution was the choice of Scheme as the programming language. [...] It was very brave of Abelson and Sussman to teach their introductory course in the best possible language for teaching, paying no attention to complaints that all the jobs were in some other language. Once you learned the big ideas, they thought, and this is my experience also, learning another programming language isn't a big deal; it's a chore for a weekend.</blockquote><p>At EvalApply, we are also interested in examining programming and technology in a wider societal context - and this is something that SICP has fostered, with its focus on ideas, not just implementations.</p><blockquote>The idea that computer science should be about ideas, not entirely about programming practice, has since widened to include non-technical ideas about the context and social implications of computing.</blockquote></p><footer class="text-center"><p class="copyright">© 2019 EvalApply<a class="cc-button" href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/"><img src="https://licensebuttons.net/l/by-sa/4.0/80x15.png" /></a></p><p>The text and images on this site are
free culture works available under the <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/">Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike 4.0 International</a> license.</p><p>This website is built with <a href="http://haunt.dthompson.us">Haunt</a>, a static site generator written in <a href="https://gnu.org/software/guile">Guile Scheme</a>.</p></footer></div></body>
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