My name is Eric MacAdie (muh-KAY-dee). I am a software developer in Austin, Texas, The City That Matters, and this is my blog. I am a longtime Java developer, transitioning to other JVM languages, Groovy and Clojure. I am looking for a Groovy and/or Clojure position in Chicago, Austin, Texas or Portland, Oregon. Or Edinburgh or Dublin.

You can find my GitHub page here.

The purpose of this site is to help me improve my development skills and keep an eye on what is going on in the Java, Groovy and Clojure worlds.

In addition to Groovy, Clojure and Java, I will also talk about other technologies. Functional languages and mobile development are things to look at as well.

My ideal job: No Sharepoint, No MS Office, No MS products at all. (If your first ten reactions to that statement include some form of “But everybody uses Office” or “You must be an Apple person”, do not call me.)

All opinions expressed are my own, and not those of any past, present, future or potential employers or organizations with which I have been, am, or may someday be affiliated with. See this site’s disclaimer. And if I want to call someone a jackass in a post for disagreeing with me, then I will.

I have images on pages on this site. Someone suggested it in one of the few useful comments that I get.  The images may or may not have anything to do with the topic of the page/post. Usually they do not, although I do like to use images of the evangelists writing the gospels on posts about Emacs simply because the idea of using images of someone writing seems fitting for posts about a text editor. Religious art is not intended to be an endorsement of religion. Most of the images are ancient or medieval art because 1. It’s in the public domain, and 2. I would like to know more about art, and that was a good place to start. The only downside to medieval art is they aren’t making any more of it.

Lastly, I am not a Haskell bigot.

Here is the correct spelling of my name: MacAdie

Here are some incorrect spellings that I have seen:

  • McAdie
  • Mcadie
  • MacCadie
  • Macadie
  • Acadie

Image from “Manuscrits de la Bibliothèque Carnegie de Reims. Quatuor evangelia, cum prologis”, a 9th century manuscript housed at the Bibliothèque nationale de France. Source gallica.bnf.fr / BnF; image assumed allowed under Public Domain.