2021-12-02 Minutes

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Meeting 2: (12/2/2021)

Minutes by Will Gajate

Attendance: Bob T., Art A., Henry R., Michal Wallace(J early show), Will G.

  • Reconstruct landing page to provide newcomers with a guided path (runway) for finding the right place to start learning the language.
  • Define group/subject general interest areas (backbone to hang pages on) : Necomer's area| Essays | ... , this structure will give us a target for organizing/categorizing pages.
  * General student of array languages
  * Data Scientist
  * Quantitative developer
  * Web developer
  * Database developer
  * Installing J (detailed instructions per platform)
  
  • Newcomer pages could have a different color background
  • For outdated pages, a banner could alert page viewers that the content is outdated (community suggestion)

Feature Ideas:

  • Implementing J labs with Jupyter Notebooks (needs J to work with Jupyter Notebook kernel)
  • Executable J code in the browser, to make interactive tutorials on the wiki.
  • Syntatic highlighting for J code snippets on wiki (need to install plug-in for media wiki)
  • Special J font type -> @ sign would look smaller (more like the mathematical symbol)
  • Web Assembly (wasm) compilation of J engine - for running J in the browser (client-side) safely and cheaply. Server does not pay compute costs since J code executed on client side.
  • J plugin for Visual Studio Code
  • J 6.02 Reference Card to be updated to J 9.++ by Rick